How can patients access Clinical Genetics (Genomics) Services?

There are 3 specialist (tertiary) centres providing Clinical Genetics services in the North East and Yorkshire. Referral to these services is usually via your GP or healthcare professional caring for you. If you are concerned or believe you require specialist support from clinical genetics (genomics) services, please speak to your GP who will provide the support you need and guide your care.

Specialist clinical genetics (genomics) services in our region are:

Northern Genetics Service

Leeds Clinical Genomics Service

Clinical Genetics at Sheffield


Where can I find patient information about conditions relating to Genomics?

These organisations provide support to patients with a range of conditions linked to genomics, including resources and information that may be of interest.

Genetic Alliance UK is a national charity working to improve the lives of patients and families affected by genetic, rare and undiagnosed conditions. It is an alliance of over 200 patient organisations.

Rare Disease UK is the national campaign for people with rare diseases and all who support them. Rare Disease UK provides a united voice for the rare disease community by capturing the experiences of patients and families.

SWAN UK (syndromes without a name) is the only dedicated support network available for families of children and young adults with undiagnosed genetic conditions in the UK. It is run by the charity Genetic Alliance UK.

Unique is a registered charity that aims to support and alleviate the isolation of anyone affected by a rare chromosome disorder, copy number variant or single gene disorder associated with learning disorder/development delay.

Macmillan Cancer Support is the UK’s leading source of cancer support, helping people living with cancer.


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