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Gender Identity Healthcare Credentials (GIH)

The Gender Identity Healthcare programme suite developed by the RCP and the University of London as the awarding body offered the first qualification of its type in the UK and worldwide.   

The programme was created in 2019 to support the development of NHS gender identity health services. It is an interprofessional programme, focused on the next generation of clinical leaders, to meet the needs of the increasing number of healthcare professionals providing gender identity healthcare. The programme is for clinicians working in adult services. 

In 2022 we reviewed the Gender Identity Healthcare programme with the University of London and NHS England, and listened to advice from professionals working in this area. As a result, the three organisations have decided to revise the course to incorporate feedback, and as a result of this, the existing qualification is now closed to new registrations. The programme will continue to be delivered, with no changes for currently enrolled students, up until the 2026-2027 academic year, providing opportunity for enrolled students to complete the programme. 

There will be a new range of qualifications available which the RCP is currently working with NHS England to establish. 

More information on the RCP’s forthcoming new Gender Identity Healthcare programmes is available here.