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    Private GP Services & Occupational Healthcare in Edinburgh, UK.

    Dr Shaw

    MBChB, MRCPsych

    Gender Specialist

    YourGP has earned a reputation for its exceptional gender services, with people travelling from all over the UK to seek the help, advice, and support of its team of specialists. And so, when it came to expanding the team, it was essential that we found a qualified, experienced, and compassionate medical professional that matched those high standards. Dr Shaw fitted the bill, and more.

    Born in Birmingham, Dr Shaw attended Medical School at Leeds University and completed his psychiatric training in Merseyside, before moving to the North-East of England in 2000. Here, he worked as an NHS Consultant before becoming a Gender Specialist in 2016.

    Throughout his career, Dr Shaw has held a firm belief that medicine has a crucial part to play in social inclusion and social justice, and this is exemplified in his important gender identity work. One of the most common issues he deals with is gender dysphoria regarding aspects of an individual’s physical characteristics. Dr Shaw is committed to working closely with every patient to find safe and effective ways to reduce their dysphoria. And for him, the most rewarding part of his job is helping people achieve a greater sense of comfort and ease with their physical selves and watching them grow in confidence.

    Within the YourGP practice, Dr Shaw provides a range of services including the assessment and diagnosis of gender dysphoria, advice on hormone treatment and, where appropriate, prescribing hormone treatment. He also makes referrals for gender affirming surgery. Outside the practice, you’ll find him walking his dog, riding his bike, and painting. Describing himself as quiet, principled, and rebellious, Dr Shaw has quickly established himself as a valued member of YourGP, by team members and patients alike.

    I was visiting with my son from California, US and he became ill. It was such a relief to find you and receive such expert care. He was diagnosed with bronchitis and we were given antibiotics right on the spot. My son was better in a few days and able to enjoy the remainder of our stay. Thank you very much. I highly recommend AND the location is beautiful. For any out-of-town folks it is a must-see!

    Dani B

    YourGP is regulated by Healthcare Improvement Scotland – the regulator for independent healthcare services across Scotland. Healthcare Improvement Scotland accepts complaints at any time. Contact them at:

    Independent Healthcare Team
    Gyle Square | 1 South Gyle Crescent | Edinburgh | EH12 9EB
    0131 623 4342 | his.ihcregulation@nhs.scot

    YourGP is registered with the Joint Council of Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) Registered Office: Station Road, North Street, Havant PO9 1QU.