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Gender Identity Healthcare Credentials (GIH)

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

The programme was created 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.

This year we have reviewed the current 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 the existing qualification will close to new registrations. The current programme will continue to run with no changes for current students up until the 2026-2027 academic year, so that they can 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.