Sefton Transgender Service known as Trans Health Sefton

This service was set up in 2017 to provide medical help and support for people of all ages whose gender identity is different from the gender they were assigned at birth.

Why is this service needed?

Across the country, trans people generally experience poorer healthcare than the wider population, which can mean significant risks to their health and wellbeing. Many health professionals don’t have the relevant knowledge or experience to achieve the best access and outcomes for trans patients.

Who can be referred and how?

To access this service you have to be registered with a Sefton GP and be living in the South Sefton or Southport and Formby areas.  Patients  of all ages can be referred to Trans Health Sefton by other health care professionals such as their GP or they can self-refer by contacting the practice and filling out a short self-referral form either in person or over the phone. 

What happens after referral?

Your referral will be looked at by one of the doctors and you will be given an appointment – normally within 10 weeks of the referral but often much sooner, within just a few weeks.

Your initial appointment will be with one of the GPs in the service; Dr Anna Hunter or Dr Katie Wilson, both local GPs with more than two decades experience between them working with local patients.

Who is the clinic for?

This clinic sees a wide range of people:

What can Trans Health Sefton do for me?

Trans Health Sefton can provide support and assistance in a number of ways following an assessment process:

Does Trans Health Sefton work with other organisations to help and support trans people?

Trans Health Sefton works closely with:

What do people say about Trans Health Sefton?

Here are a few comments that have been made about our service:


Trans Health Sefton was the winner in the Primary Care Innovation category of the National Healthcare Transformation Awards, hosted by NHS Clinical Commissioners and Health + Care in June 2019

Our assessment and treatment pathways have been adopted in 2020 as a national pilot for gender identity clinics, part of NHS England’s specialised commissioning for transgender services

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