NHS Genetic Services in the UK

NHS medical genetics services covering both children and adults and are in two parts:

Clinical genetics services – where doctors and genetic counsellors diagnose genetic conditions and/or assess the risk a patient will inherit or develop a genetic condition; and

Laboratory genetics services – where scientists undertake a range of genetic and blood tests. Tissue and samples are referred to the laboratory from either clinical genetics services or from other hospital services.

Medical genetics services cover areas of England with populations of between 1 and 5 million people. Services are usually coordinated through a main hospital where the clinical service is based with regular clinics in local hospitals across the service’s area.

The Midlands

W Midlands Clinical Genetics Service
Clinical Genetics Unit, Birmingham Womens Hospital, Metchley Park Road, Edgbaston BIRMINGHAM B15 2TG Tel: 0121 6272630 Fax: 0121 6272618
Catchment areas: Staffordshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire, Birmingham, Hereford & Worcester, W Midlands

Leicestershire Clinical Genetics Service 
Department of Clinical Genetics, Leicester Royal Infirmary, LEICESTER, LE1 5WW Tel: 0116 258 5736 Fax: 0116 258 6057
Catchment areas: Leicester


Northern Region Genetics Service
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

Tel: General: 0191 241 8600, Fax: 0191 241 8799

Catchment areas: Cleveland, Durham, Tyne & Wear, Northumberland, Cumbria

Yorkshire Regional Genetics Service
Department of Clinical Genetics, Ward 10, 3rd Floor, Chapel Allerton Hospital Chapeltown Road, LEEDS  LS7 4SA

Tel: 0113 392 4432  Fax: 0113 392 4434
Catchment areas: N Yorkshire, Bradford, W Yorshire, Leeds, Wakefield, E Riding, Grimsby, Scunthorpe

Northern Ireland

N Ireland Regional Genetic Service
Department of Medical Genetics, A Floor, Belfast City Hospital, Lisburn Road, BELFAST BT9 7AB Tel: 028 9504 8022 Fax: 028 9023 6911
Catchment areas: Northern Ireland

North Thames

N E Thames Regional Genetics Services

Clinical Genetics Department, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, Great Ormond Street, LONDON, WC1N 3JH Tel: 020 7762 6831/6856/6786/6845 Fax: 020 7813 8141
Catchment areas: North and East London and Essex.

N W Thames Regional Genetics Service 
Kennedy Galton Centre, Level 8V Northwick Park & St Marks NHS Trust, Watford Road HARROW, Middlesex HA1 3UJ
Tel: 020 8869 2795 Fax: 020 8869 3106
Catchment areas: Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Barnet, Hillingdon, Brent & Harrow, Ealing, Hammersmith, Hounslow, Kensington, Chelsea, Westminster, Edgware,

North West

Manchester Regional Genetics Centre
Manchester Regional Genetics Service (incorporating metabolic genetics), Genetic Medicine, 6th Floor, St Mary’s Hospital, CMFT, Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9WL. Tel: 0161 276 6506 Fax: 0161 276 6145
Catchment areas: Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cumbria and Macclesfield

Cheshire and Merseyside Clinical Genetics Service

Department of Clinical Genetics
Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust Service Base
Royal Children’s Hospital, Alder Hey, Eaton Road, LIVERPOOL L12 2AP Tel: 0151 802 5001/5002 Fax: 0151 802 5096/5095
Catchment areas: Liverpool, Wirral, Southport, St Helens & Knowsley, Warrington, Runcorn, Chester, Crewe, Isle of Man


East Anglia Regional Genetics Service
Department of Clinical Genetics
PO Box 134, Addenbrooke’s Hospital NHS Trust, CAMBRIDGE CB2 0QQ
Tel: 01223 216446 Fax: 01223 217 054
Catchment areas: Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, parts of N Essex, Hertfordshire, Lincolnshire, Bedfordshire


Oxford Regional Genetics Service 

Oxford Centre for Genomic Medicine
ACE building
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Windmill Road
Oxford OX3 7HE

Tel: 01865 225931

Catchment areas: Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Swindon.


East of Scotland Regional Genetics Service

Human Genetics Unit, Level 6, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee DD1 9SY Tel: 01382 632035 Email: [email protected]

Catchment areas: Tayside, North Fife, Angus, Perth and Kinross


North of Scotland Regional Genetics Service

Clinical Genetics, Ashgrove House, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZA Tel: 01224 552120 Email:[email protected]

Catchment areas: Grampian, Highland, Orkney & Shetland, Western Isles


South East of Scotland Regional Genetics Centre

Clinical Genetics, David Brock Building Western General Hospital, Crewe Road, Edinburgh EH4 2XU Tel: 0131 537 1116 Email: [email protected]

Catchment areas: Lothian, Fife, Borders


West of Scotland Regional Genetics Service

Laboratory Medicine Building, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, 1345 Govan Road, Glasgow, G51 4TF Tel 0141 354 9201 Email: [email protected]

Catchment areas: Greater Glasgow, Argyll & Clyde, Ayrshire & Arran, Forth Valley, Lanarkshire, Dumfries & Galloway

South Thames

S E Thames Regional Genetics Service
The Genetics Department, 7th Floor, New Guy’s House, Guy’s Hospital, LONDON SE1 9RT Tel: 020 7188 1364 Fax: 020 7188 1369
Catchment areas: Kent, E Sussex, Bromley, Greenwich, Bexley, Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham

S W Thames Regional Genetics Service
Department of Medical Genetics, St George’s University of London, Cranmer Terrace, LONDON, SW17 0RE Tel: 020 8725 2038 Fax: 020 8725 3444
Catchment areas: Ashford New River,S W London, Surrey, W Sussex

South West

Bristol Clinical Genetics Service
Bristol Genetics Laboratory Pathology Sciences Southmead Hospital Westbury-on-Trym Bristol BS10 5NB
Tel: 0117 414 6168 Fax: 0117 3235572
Catchment areas: Avon, Somerset, Gloucester, Cheltenham

Peninsula Clinical Genetics Service
Clinical Genetics Department, Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital (Heavitree), Gladstone Road, EXETER, EX1 2ED
Tel: 01392 405726 Fax: 01392 405739
Catchment areas: Devon, Cornwall

Wessex Clinical Genetics Service
Princess Anne Hospital, Coxford Road, SOUTHAMPTON, SO16 5YA
Tel: 023 8120 6170 Email: [email protected]
Catchment areas: Hampshire, Dorset, Isle of Wight, Salisbury, Channel Islands


Nottingham Department of Clinical Genetics
Nottingham Genetics Service, The Gables, Nottingham City Hospital NHS Trust, Hucknall Road, NOTTINGHAM, NG5 1PB Tel: 0115 962 7728 Fax: 0115 962 8042
Catchment areas: Nottingham, N Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, S & N Derbyshire

Sheffield Clinical Genetics Service
Department of Clinical Genetics, OPD2, Northern General Hospital, Herries Road, Sheffield, S5 7AU
Tel: 0114 271 7034 Fax: 0114 273 7467
Catchment areas: Doncaster, Worksop, Barnsley, Chesterfield, Rotherham, Sheffield, Buxton


All-Wales Medical Genetics Service
Institute of Medical Genetics,
University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, CARDIFF CF14 4XW Wales Tel: 029 2074 2577
Catchment areas: all of Wales