Specialist genetic centres

The United Kingdom and Ireland have a number of NHS specialist genetic centres. Wherever you live you will have a centre covering your area that will be able to help you.

Whether you're looking for help with diagnosis, condition management, genetic testing or anything else to do with medical genetics, here you will find the contact details to help you or your doctor get through to the right people.

Attending a genetic centre requires a referral from your GP or hospital specialist.

Click on the city nearest to you for further information.

England - Birmingham

West Midlands Regional Genetics Service

Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust

Clinical Genetics Unit

Birmingham Women’s Hospital

Edgbaston

Birmingham

B15 2TG

Contact details

Tel: 0121 627 2630

Fax: 0121 627 2618

Services Offered

The West Midlands Regional Genetics Service offers a comprehensive service supporting individuals and families undergoing investigation for genetic conditions. Our consultant Clinical Geneticists have a wide range of specialist diagnostic expertise and our Genetic Counsellors offer support, providing information about managing genetic conditions and the risk of developing or passing on a condition which runs in your family. We can help you understand more about your diagnosis, its implications and can support you to make decisions and plan for the future.  Where needed, our Clinical Geneticists and Genetic Counsellors provide ongoing support, forming part of the team providing your medical care. We can also offer pre-symptomatic diagnosis of several conditions including some types of cancer.

Centre website

http://www.bwnft.nhs.uk/services/genetics-2

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Bristol

Bristol Regional Genetics Service

Dept of Clinical Genetics

Level B

St Michaels Hospital, Southwell Street

Bristol

BS2 8EG

Contact details

Tel: 0117 342 5115

Fax: 0117 342 5108

Services offered

The Clinical Genetics service aims to provide people affected by, or at risk of a genetic condition with accurate information, counselling support and genetic testing as appropriate to each individual.

Centre website

http://www.uhbristol.nhs.uk/patients-and-visitors/your-hospitals/st-michaels-hospital/what-we-do/clinical-genetics/

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Cambridge

East Anglian Medical Genetics Service

Box 134

Level 6, Addenbrookes Treatment Centre

Addenbrooke's Hospital

Cambridge

CB2 0QQ

Contact details

Tel: 01223 216446

Fax: 01223 217054

Services Offered

Clinical and laboratory diagnosis of genetic disorders, genetic counselling and risk assessment, predictive genetic testing, management, support and research. Genetic clinics are held throughout hospitals in East Anglia. 

Centre website

http://www.cuh.org.uk/addenbrookes/services/clinical/genetics/genetics_index.html

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Exeter

Peninsula Clinical Genetics Service

Heavitree Hospital (The Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital)

Gladstone Road

Exeter

EX1 2ED

Contact details

Tel: 01392 405726

Fax: 01392 405739

Services Offered

Genetic Counselling, diagnostic testing, genetic consultations (clinics held at Exeter, Plymouth, Truro, Bodmin, Torbay and Barnstaple), advice on management of genetic conditions.

Centre website

http://www.peninsula-genetics-service.org

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Leeds

Yorkshire Regional Genetics Service

Department of Clinical Genetics

Ward 10, 3rd Floor

Chapel Allerton Hospital

Chapeltown  Road

Leeds

LS7 4SA

Contact details

Tel: 0113 392 4432 or 0113 392 4433

Fax: 0113 392 4434

Email: leedsth-tr.CGappointments@nhs.net

Services offered

Integrated clinical and laboratory services for genetics. Clinical genetics services include genetic counselling, clinical assessment and investigation to confirm diagnosis of genetic disorders, plus discussion of options such as prenatal testing. The service is for people affected with, or at risk of, a genetic condition. It provides a clinical service to the population of The Yorkshire and Humber Region.

The clinical services are based at Chapel Allerton Hospital and the laboratories are at St James's University Hospital.

Centre website

http://www.pathology.leedsth.nhs.uk/pathology/Departments/Genetics.aspx

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Leicester

Leicester Genetics Service

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Leicester Royal Infirmary

Leicester

LE1 5WW

Contact details

Tel: 0116 258 5736

Fax: 0116 258 6057

Services offered

Clinical and laboratory services including genetic counselling, diagnostic and predictive genetic testing, screening advice and information on risk factor avoidance. The Service is based at the Leicester Royal Infirmary site covering, Leicestershire and Rutland.

The Service has close links with GENIE (Genetics Education Networking for Innovation and Excellence) based at the University of Leicester www2.le.ac.uk/departments/genetics/genie

Centre website

http://www.leicestershospitals.nhs.uk/aboutus/departments-services/clinical-genetics

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Liverpool

Merseyside and Cheshire Clinical Genetics Service

Clinical Genetics Department

Liverpool Women’s Hospital

Crown Street

Liverpool

L8 7SS

Contact details

Tel: 0151 802 5001

Services offered

Clinical genetics service including diagnosis, support and counselling. Genetic laboratory service including molecular genetics and cytogenetics. The service covers Merseyside, Cheshire and the Isle of Man.

Centre website

http://www.liverpoolwomens.nhs.uk/Our_Services/Genetics

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London - WC1N 3JH

North East Thames Regional Genetics Service

Clinical Genetics

Great Ormond Street Hospital

Great Ormond Street

London

WC1N 3JH 

Contact details

Tel: 020 7762 6831/6856/6786/6845

Fax: 020 7813 8141

Appointments: 020 7829 8880

Services offered

The North East Thames Regional Genetics service also includes the Regional Molecular Genetics Laboratory and the North East London Regional Cytogenetics Laboratory. The three units work closely together to provide an integrated service.

The service offers clinical assessment, diagnosis, genetic testing and counselling.

Centre website

http://www.gosh.nhs.uk/medical-information/clinical-specialties/clinical-genetics-information-parents-and-visitors

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London - WC1N 3BG

Neurogenetics Unit

National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Box No. 12

Queen Square

London

WC1N 3BG 

Contact details

Tel: 020 3448 4777

Services offered

Clinical assessment, diagnosis, genetic testing and counselling for neurogenetic conditions such as ataxia, dystonias, mitochondrial disorders and other rare inherited neurological conditions.

Centre website

http://www.uclh.nhs.uk/ourservices/servicea-z/neuro/neurg/pages/home.aspx

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London - HA1 3UJ

North West Thames Regional Genetics Service (Kennedy-Galton Centre)

Level 8V

North West London Hospitals NHS Trust

Northwick Park and St Mark's Hospital

Watford Road

Harrow

HA1 3UJ

Contact us

Tel: 020 8869 2795

Fax: 020 8869 3106

Email: nwlh-tr.nwtrgsclinicalgenetics@nhs.net

Services offered

The service offers genetic counselling and genetic diagnosis to individuals and families living in the area.  The centre is based at Northwick Park Hospital and offers out-reach clinics in different hospitals across the region. There is close co-operation between the laboratory and clinical services.

Centre website

http://www.lnwh.nhs.uk/services/a-z-services/g/genetics/#Information-for-patients

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London - SW17 0RE

South West Thames Regional Genetics Service

Department of Medical Genetics

St George's University of London

Cranmer Terrace

London

SW17 0RE

Contact us

Tel: 020 8725 2038

Fax: 020 8725 3444

Email: swtrgs@stgeorges.nhs.uk

Services offered

The service provides an integrated genetics service for individuals or families who have, or are at risk of having a genetic disorder. Clinics are for anyone concerned about a known or suspected genetic condition in themselves or their family.

The service is based at St George’s Hospital in Tooting and covers South West London, Surrey and West Sussex. Clinics are held at a range of hospitals in the area. 

Centre website

http://www.southwestthamesgenetics.nhs.uk/index.shtml

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London - SE1 9RT

South East Thames Regional Genetics Service

Clinical Genetics

7th Floor, Borough Wing

Guy’s Hospital

Great Maze Pond

London

SE1 9RT

Contact us

Tel: 020 7188 1364

Fax: 020 7188 1369

Email: gst-tr.geneticsreferrals@nhs.net

Services offered

Genetic assessment, diagnosis, genetic counselling and testing. Clinics are also held at a range of other hospitals www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk/our-services/genetics/clinics/regional-genetics-clinics.aspx

Also located in Guy’s Hospital is the Guy's and St Thomas' Centre for Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) http://www.pgd.org.uk/home.aspx

Centre website

http://www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk/our-services/genetics/overview.aspx

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Manchester

Manchester Centre for Genomic Information

6th Floor

St Mary's Hospital

Oxford Road

Manchester

M13 9WL

Contact us

Tel: 0161 276 6506

Fax: 0161 276 6145

Services offered

Genetic assessment, diagnosis, management, genetic counselling and testing, including biochemical testing. Clinics are also held in hospitals throughout the North West http://mangen.co.uk/ClinicalServices/Outreach.php

The centre’s website has a number of useful patient leaflets http://www.mangen.co.uk/patient-information/PatientLeaflets.php

Centre website

http://www.mangen.co.uk/index.php

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Newcastle

Northern Genetics Service

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Institute of Genetic Medicine

International Centre for Life

Central Parkway

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE1 3BZ

Contact us

Tel: 0191 241 8600

Email: Genetics.Enquiries@nuth.nhs.uk

Tel:  0191 241 8758

Services offered

Clinical genetics, including diagnostic and genetic counselling service. Clinics are held across the North East and Cumbria. Cytogenetics  and molecular genetics. Newcastle Muscle Centre (one of three centres in England for the diagnosis and management of inherited muscle diseases supported by the British Muscular Dystrophy Campaign).

Centre website

http://www.newcastle-hospitals.org.uk/services/northern-genetics.aspx

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Nottingham

Clinical Genetics Service

City Hospital Campus

The Gables

Gate 3 Hucknall Road

Nottingham

NG5 1PB

Contact us

Tel: 0115 962 7728/0115 969 1169 Ext: 59480

Fax: 0115 962 8042

Minicom: 0115 962 7749

Email: nuhnt.clinicalgenetics@nhs.net

Services offered

Diagnosis, genetic counselling and support to patients and families with (or at risk of) a range of inherited disorders. Also, services for non-inherited conditions with a genetic basis (e.g. Cardiac Genetics Clinic). Specialist clinics include Ataxia telangiectasia (AT), Skeletal dysplasia, and Neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2). Cytogenetics and molecular genetics services.

Centre website

https://www.nuh.nhs.uk/healthcare-professionals/genetics/

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Oxford

Department of Clinical Genetics

Churchill Hospital

Old Road

Headington    

Oxford OX3 7LE

Contact us

Tel: 01865 226024

Fax: 01865 769141

Services offered

A family-based service providing diagnosis and genetic counselling for children and adults who have or who may be at risk of inheriting a genetic condition, and for conditions where genetic testing can be used for carrier detection or prenatal diagnosis. Cytogenetics and molecular genetics services. The service covers Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Northamptonshire and the Swindon area of Wiltshire.

Centre website

http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/services/departments/genetics/clinical-genetics/default.aspx

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Sheffield

Sheffield Clinical Genetics Service

Department of Clinical Genetics

OPD2

Northern General Hospital

Herries Road

Sheffield

S5 7AU 

Contact us

Tel: 0114 271 7027

Services offered

Diagnosis, genetic counselling and support to patients and families with (or at risk of) a range of inherited disorders. Cytogenetics and molecular genetics services. Clinics are held in Sheffield and across South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire, North Nottinghamshire and South Humberside

Centre website

http://www.sheffieldchildrens.nhs.uk/Clinical-Genetics.htm

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Southampton

Wessex Clinical Genetics Service

Mailpoint 627

Princess Anne Hospital

Coxford Road

Southampton

SO16 5YA

Contact us

Tel: 02380 796170

Fax: 02380 794346

Services offered

Diagnosis, genetic counselling and support to patients and families with (or at risk of) a range of inherited disorders. Cytogenetics and molecular genetics services. The Wessex Clinical Genetics Service covers Hampshire, Dorset, South Wiltshire,
the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands.

Centre website

http://www.wcgs.nhs.uk

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Scotland - Aberdeen

North Of Scotland Regional Genetics Service

Department Of Medical Genetics Medical School

Foresterhill

Aberdeen

AB25 2ZD

Contact us

Tel: 01224 552120

Fax: 01224 559390

Services Offered

A clinical diagnostic and counselling service for patients and families affected by or at risk of inherited disorders. Molecular and cytogenetic services. The service is based in the Clinical Genetics Centre in Ashgrove House on the Aberdeen Foresterhill campus, and at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness. The multi-disciplinary team offers a comprehensive clinical genetics service for patients from NHS Grampian, NHS Highland, NHS Orkney, NHS Shetland and the northern half of the Western Isles.

Centre website

http://www.nhsgrampian.org/nhsgrampian/gra_display_simple_index.jsp?pContentID=7219&p_applic=CCC&p_service=Content.show&

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Dundee

East of Scotland Regional Genetics Service

Tayside University Hospital NHS Trust

Level 6

Ninewells Hospital and Medical School

Dundee

DD1 9SY

Contact details

Dr David R Goudie, consultant clinical geneticist/clinical leader: 01382 632151 or email david.goudie@nhs.net

Services Offered

Specialist clinics for the diagnosis of hereditary conditions, to advise affected families and to help coordinate their management. The service is based at Ninewells Hospital. Clinics are held in several locations across Tayside including Ninewells Hospital, Perth Royal Infirmary, Arbroath Infirmary and Whitehills Forfar. Clinics include general genetics clinics and specialist, familial cancer clinics, antenatal genetics clinics, neurogenetics clinics (adult and paediatric), dermatogenetic clinics and vascular genetics clinics.

Centre website

https://humangenetics.org.uk/

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Edinburgh

South East Scotland Genetic Service

David Brock Building

Western General Hospital

Crewe Road South

Edinburgh

EH4 2XU

Contact details

Tel: 0131 537 1116

Services Offered

Genetic counselling, diagnosis and testing. Clinics are held across Lothian, Borders and Fife including neurogenetics, Marfan syndrome and endocrine genetics, advice on management of genetic conditions is also provided.

Centre website

http://www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk/Services/A-Z/ClinicalGeneticsService/Pages/default.aspx

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Glasgow

West of Scotland Genetic Service

Clinical Genetics

West of Scotland Genetics Services

Level 2A, Laboratory Medicine

Southern General Hospital

Govan Road

Glasgow

G51 4TF

Contact details

Tel: 0141 354 9201/9202

Services offered

Genetic counselling, clinical and genetic laboratory services. Clinics are held in a number of community locations throughout the west of Scotland.

Centre website

http://www.nhsggc.org.uk/content/default.asp?page=home_medicalgenetics

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Wales - Cardiff

All Wales Medical Genetics Service

Institute Of Medical Genetics

University Hospital Of Wales

Heath Park

Cardiff

CF14 4XW

Contact details

Tel: 02920 742577

Services Offered

Clinical and laboratory diagnosis of genetic disorders, counselling and risk assessment, predictive genetic testing, management, support and research. Services are accessible throughout Wales in designated hospitals and clinics. The service includes the North Wales Genetics Service based in Ysbyty Glan Clwyd http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/861/page/48013

Centre website

http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sites3/home.cfm?orgid=525

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Northern Ireland - Belfast

Northern Ireland Regional Genetics Centre

A Floor, Belfast City Hospital

Lisburn Road

Belfast

BT9 7AB

Contact us

Tel: 028 9032 9241

Services Offered

Clinical genetic assessment, counselling and testing, Genetic laboratory services including cytogenetics and molecular genetics.

Centre website

http://www.belfasttrust.hscni.net/services/2687.htm

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Eire - Dublin

The National Centre for Medical Genetics

Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children

Crumlin

Dublin 12

Ireland

Contact details

Tel: 01-409 6739

Clinic booking: Professor Andrew Green 01-409 6902

Email: andrew.green@ucd.ie

Services offered

Genetic counselling clinics and specialist clinics (including Huntington disease clinic), genetic testing, advice on management of genetic conditions, cytogenics and molecular genetics laboratories

Centre website

http://www.genetics.ie

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