The Cheshire and Merseyside Adult Gender Identity Collaborative (CMAGIC) is a partnership of clinicians, commissioners, providers and service users involved in the support and care of transgender and non binary individuals within Cheshire and Merseyside
CMAGIC is one of three gender dysphoria services newly located within the primary care and sexual health setting. The service is commissioned by NHS England, with other networked pilot provision being in Greater Manchester and London.
CMAGIC is supporting the delivery of a new specialist gender identity clinic available to individuals living in Liverpool, South Sefton, Halton, Knowsley, Southport and Formby, St Helens, Cheshire, Vale Royal, Warrington and Wirral.
Individuals eligible for this service are:
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded the contract to deliver this pilot service for two years. The service will become operational early next year and aims to improve provision for transgender and non binary patients (TGNB) across Cheshire and Merseyside.
The service will work to the following national service specifications https://www.england.nhs.uk/commissioning/spec-services/npc-crg/gender-dysphoria-clinical-programme/
CMAGIC offer a flexible range of tailored support options, assessment for and diagnosis of gender incongruence, hormone therapy (including prescriptions and monitoring), referrals to voice therapy, hair removal, psychological therapy to help improve your mental, emotional and sexual wellbeing and referral to surgical providers.
You will get easy access to your clinical team, with lots of opportunities to ask questions about your ongoing care (e.g. recent blood results, or any new or additional support needs that might arise).
To read all of the questions and answers about the CMAGIC service, click here.
The service is based at The Beat in Liverpool City Centre, 6 David Lewis Street, Liverpool L1 4AP