Gender Identity Clinic

Gender Identity Clinic

This service is for patients with concerns around transgenderism or transsexualism.  Patients may be seeking sex reassignment surgery or simply advice.  We offer an initial assessment programme which takes a minimum of 3 months of your participation.  For patients where recommendation for progression into the treatment programme is obtained from the multidisciplinary team, the 'real life experience' is both encouraged and supported.  The individual is encouraged to live fully in the cross gender role with advice, support and may include hormone treatment from staff in the clinic including a doctor, nurse, psychotherapist, speech and language therapist, image consultant and group therapist with support from the clinic secretary as necessary.  Referral to a surgeon for gender confirmation surgery after a second opinion, subject to local PCT funding, is part of the overall package.

Referral Information

Referrals can be made by GPs or any other healthcare professional to Dr Kevan Wylie at the address below.

In line with the UK Standards of Care referrals should be accompanied by a recent mental health assessment undertaken by a Consultant Psychiatrist or Psychologist from the patient’s local mental health team.

This helps to confirm that a diagnosis of gender identity disorder is likely, excludes underlying mental health problems that may require treatment prior to entry into our programme and helps ensure an effective response should any problems emerge during time within the gender programme.

Referrals from outside of Yorkshire and Humber region will also require approval from the appropriate PCT.

Contact details

Porterbrook Clinic
Michael Carlisle Centre
Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
75 Osborne Road
S11 9BF

Telephone:  0114 2716671
Fax:  0114 2718693
Email:  Porterbrook Clinic


Introduction to the Sheffield Gender Identity Service

If you would like more information about the Sheffield Gender Identity Service please click here.

This is a patient lead newsletter which was released on 20 December 2010. 

The Network Newsletter - Issue 1

This is a patient lead newsletter which was released on 30 April 2011

The Network Newsletter - Issue 2

This is the 3rd edition of the patient lead newsletter which was released on 30 September 2011

The Network Newsletter - Issue 3

This is the 4th edition of the patient lead newsletter which was released in March 2012

The Network Newsletter - Issue 4

This is the 5th edition of the patient lead newsletter which was released on 5 August 2012

The Network Newsletter - Issue 5


Living My Life – Positively Reflecting the Lives Of Trans People.  

Launched in February 2011, the booklet (Living My Life) uses photographic images alongside useful information for trans people and those that work with the trans community. Living My Life has had a positive impact for both trans people and the wider community and has been widely praised as an affirming, celebratory, empowering and inspiring resource.

The Living My Life booklet can be downloaded from the CHIV web site


Reporting Transphobic Crime

GIRES now provides an alternative method of reporting, either online or by using a form that you can print off and send to them via surface mail.  GIRES assures that the service is in confidence.  They will use reports to inform the Home Office, the policy and the Crown Prosecution Service about the frequency and type of crime trans people are experiencing.  Here is the reporting link:


Local and National Gender Support

Please click on the link above to access a resource leaflet that has been compiled by users of the service to provide transgendered people with information regarding local and national services and organisations that may be helpful.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers have been given by the Gender Team to some questions that are asked on a regular basis.

Patient Stories

Three users of the service have been brave enough to write their very personal stories.  Read each experience by clicking on the title of the of the story.

What it feels like by Nick

Everybody's Different by Helen

What it feels like to be transsexual by Michelle


This page was last updated on 14th February 2013