Specialist genetic centres

The United Kingdom and Ireland have a number of specialist genetic centres. Wherever you live you'll find a centre (or a satellite clinic) to help you.

Whether you're looking for help with diagnosis, condition management or anything else to do with genetics, here is the information to help you get through to the right people.

Click on the city nearest to you for further information.

England - Birmingham

West Midlands Regional Genetics Service

Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust

Edgbaston

Birmingham

B15 2TG

Contact details

Dr Trevor Cole

Tel: 0121 627 2630

Fax: 0121 627 2618

Services Offered

Diagnosis, genetic counselling, support (through specialist genetic counsellors), region-wide outpatient clinics, liaison with prenatal diagnosis services and department of foetal medicine at the Birmingham Women's Hospital, and all the other regional genetic laboratory services. This includes the West Midlands Clinical Genetics Service, the West Midlands Regional Genetics Laboratory, the West Midlands Family Cancer Service and the Centre for Education in Medical Genetics.

Centre website

www.bwhct.nhs.uk/genetics-index.htm

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Bristol

Bristol Clinical Genetics Service

Dept of Clinical Genetics

Level B

St Michaels Hospital, Southwell Street

Bristol

BS2 8EG

Contact details

Tel: 0117 342 5115

Email: genetics@nbt.nhs.uk (not for results or specific patient enquiries)

Services offered

Genetic information, diagnosis, genetic counselling, management and support

Centre website

www.uhbristol.nhs.uk/for-clinicians/our-clinical-services/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, counselling and risk assessment, predictive genetic testing, management, support and research. Genetics clinics held throughout hospitals in East Anglia www.cuh.org.uk/addenbrookes/services/clinical/genetics/clinical_genetics/faqs.html

Centre website

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 405728

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

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: cg.appointments@leedsth.nhs.uk

Services offered

Integrated clinical and laboratory services. Clinical genetics services include genetic counselling, clinical assessment and investigation to confirm diagnosis of genetic disorders, plus discussion of options such as prenatal testing. Laboratory services include CVS testing. Newborn screening. Clinical services are based at Chapel Allerton Hospital and the laboratories are at St James's University Hospital.

Centre website

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

Genetic counselling, clinical and genetic laboratory services. 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

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

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Liverpool

Merseyside and Cheshire Clinical Genetics Service

Alder Hey Children's Hospital

Alder Road

Liverpool

L12 2AP

Contact details

Tel: 0151 802 5001/5002

Services offered

Clinical genetics service (including diagnosis, support and counselling) and genetic laboratory service (including molecular genetics and cytogenetics).

Centre website

www.liverpoolwomens.nhs.uk/Our_Services/Genetics

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London - WC1N 3BH

North East Thames Regional Genetics Service - Clinical Genetics Department

Clinical Genetics

Great Ormond Street NHS Trust

Level 4, York House

37 Queen Square

London

WC1N 3BH

Contact details

Tel: 020 7762 6845/6831/6856

Fax: 020 7813 8141

Appointments: 020 7829 8880

Services offered

Genetic counselling, clinical assessments, prenatal testing and other testing (e.g. carrier and predictive testing). The Clinical Genetics department works closely with the Regional Molecular Genetics Laboratory and the North East London Regional Cytogenetics Laboratory to provide an integrated service.

Centre website

www.gosh.nhs.uk/health-professionals/clinical-specialties/clinical-genetics-information-for-health-professionals

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London - WC1N 3BG

National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Neurogenetics Unit

Basil Samuels Outpatients

Ground Floor

Queen Square

London

WC1N 3BG

Contact details

Tel: 020 3456 7890

Services offered

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

Centre website

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

Diagnostic and counselling service, clinical cytogenetics (the analysis of an individual's chromosomes to determine whether there's a change from the expected number of 46, or a change in the chromosome structure) and clinical molecular genetics (a wide range of techniques to investigate individual genes associated with a range of specific genetic disorders). Clinics are also held at a range of hospitals in the North West Thames area www.nwlh.nhs.uk/_microsites/nwthamesgenetics/detailed_clinic_location_info.htm

Centre website

www.nwlh.nhs.uk/_microsites/nwthamesgenetics

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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 0574

Fax: 020 8725 3444

Email: swtrgs@stgeorges.nhs.uk

Services offered

Diagnostic and counselling service, clinical cytogenetics (the analysis of an individual's chromosomes to determine whether there's a change from the expected number of 46, or a change in the chromosome structure) and clinical molecular genetics (a wide range of techniques to investigate individual genes associated with a range of specific genetic disorders). Clinics are also held at a range of hospitals in the South West Thames area www.southwestthamesgenetics.nhs.uk/clinics_default.asp

Centre website

www.southwestthamesgenetics.nhs.uk/default.asp

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Guy's Hospital

Clinical Genetics
7th Floor, Borough Wing
Great Maze Pond
London
SE1 9RT

Contact us

Tel: 020 7188 1364

Fax: 020 7188 1369

Services offered

Diagnosis and genetic assessment, genetic counselling, testing (biochemical genetics, cytogenetics and molecular genetics). Clinics are also held at a range of other hospitals www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk/our-services/genetics/clinics/regional-genetics-clinics.aspx

Centre website

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

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Manchester

Genetic Medicine

6th Floor

St Mary's Hospital

Oxford Road

Manchester

M13 9WL

Contact us

Tel: 0161 276 6506

Fax: 0161 276 6145

Services offered

Diagnosis and genetic assessment, genetic counselling, testing (biochemical genetics, cytogenetics and molecular genetics). Clinics are also held at a range of other hospitals in the Manchester region.

Website has a number of useful patient leaflets www.mangen.co.uk/patients/patient-leaflets.aspx

Centre website

www.mangen.co.uk/home.aspx

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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

Clinical Director:  Dr Paul Brennan

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

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

www.nuh.nhs.uk/our-services/all-services/genetics

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Oxford

Department of Clinical Genetics

Churchill Hospital

Old Road

Headington    

Oxford OX3 7LE

Contact us

Tel: 01865 226009 / 01865 226028

Fax: 01865 226011

Services offered

Clinical genetics, including diagnostic and genetic counselling service. Cytogenetics and molecular genetics services. Service covers Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Northamptonshire and the Swindon area of Wiltshire.

Centre website

www.oxfordradcliffe.nhs.uk/forpatients/departments/genetics/home.aspx

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Sheffield

Sheffield Clinical Genetics Service

Sheffield Children's Hospital

Western Bank

Sheffield

S10 2TH

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 www.sheffieldchildrens.nhs.uk/Our-clinics.htm

Centre website

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

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Southampton

Wessex Clinical Genetics Service

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

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

Genetic Counselling/Clinical and Genetic Laboratory Services - Cytogenetics, Cancer Cytogenetics, Molecular Genetics and Molecular Cytogenetics

Centre website

www.abdn.ac.uk/ims/medicalgenetics

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Dundee

The Human Genetics Unit

Level 6

Ninewells Hospital and Medical School

Dundee

DD1 9SY

Contact details

Tel: 01382 632151

Fax: 01382 496382

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

Services Offered

Genetic counselling, diagnosis and condition management, specialist clinics including general genetic clinics, antenatal genetics clinics, dermatogenetic clinics and neurogenetics clinics.

Centre website

www.humangenetics.org.uk/Genetics_home.htm

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South East of Scotland Clinical Genetic [CORRECT Genetic]  Service

Western General Hospital

Crewe Road South

Edinburgh

EH4 2XU

Contact details

Tel: 0131 537 1116

Fax: 0131 537 1183

Services Offered

Genetic counselling, genetic testing (including cytogenic analysis), genetic clinics across Lothian, Borders and Fife including neurogenetics, Marfan syndrome and endocrine genetics, advice on management of genetic conditions.

Centre website

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

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Glasgow

West of Scotland Genetic Services

Level 2, Laboratory Medicine

Southern General Hospital

Govan Road

Glasgow

G51 4TF

Contact details

Tel: 0141 354 9200/9300

Fax: 0141 232 7980

Services offered

Genetic counselling, clinical and genetic laboratory services, specialist genetic clinics (including at a number of community locations throughout the west of Scotland).

Centre website

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

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Inverness

Inverness Cytogenetics Laboratory

Raigmore Hospital,

INVERNESS

IV2 3UJ

Contact details

Tel: 01463-704000

Services offered

Clinical genetics services, including genetic counselling, clinical assessment and investigation to confirm diagnosis of genetic disorders, discussion of options such as prenatal testing. Laboratory genetics services including CVS testing. Newborn screening.

Centre website

www.scotgen.org.uk/information/content.asp?ID=30

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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 744028/744036

Fax: 02920 747603

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.

Centre website

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 9026 3874

Fax: 028 9023 6911

Services Offered

Genetic Counselling, Clinical and Genetic Laboratory Services (including cytogenetics and molecular genetics).

This centre does not have a website

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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

www.genetics.ie

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