cliniQ is a partnership project between the NHS and other trans aware voluntary sector organisations.
In 2010 people from Brook, Terrence Higgins Trust and the 56 Dean Street clinic began meeting to discuss setting up a sexual health service specifically for the trans community. They were later joined by London Friend, Antidote and GALOP, joined and the groundbreaking idea developed into setting up a broader, holistic well-being clinic for the trans* and LGBQ communities.
A survey of young trans people found that more than a quarter had experienced biphobia, transphobia or homophobia at a clinic and another quarter had had their gender identity disrespected, reinforcing the need for a special clinic for trans people.
cliniQ opened at the 56 Dean Street clinic on 15 February 2012.