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​King’s launches transgender sexual health service

King’s College Hospital in Camberwell has launched the first sexual health service in south London for trans people.

The walk-in clinic, which will run every Tuesday from 4pm to 7pm at the Caldecot Centre at King’s College Hospital, opened at the end of April 2019.

In partnership with cliniQ, the new service will offer a range of health and wellbeing initiatives to meet the needs of trans people. Services include STI testing and treatment; contraception; counselling; acupuncture; cervical screening; hormone testing, hormone injection and advice; sexual assault support; hate crime support; housing advice; and the PrEP Impact Trial.

The service will be jointly delivered by trained King’s and cliniQ staff and will include a counsellor; a support worker; a nurse; a doctor; and an acupuncturist. The team will provide care and support at the clinic and will work with other relevant services such as primary care, mental health services and social services.

In addition to clinical and support services, King’s will be developing and delivering a range of training materials for healthcare professionals to raise awareness, knowledge and skills in relation to trans health.