Clinical Genetics

Clinical Genetics is a medical discipline specialising in the diagnosis and management of conditions with a known or probable genetic origin. Genetic disorders last an entire lifetime and may affect multiple family members across generations. Families often require both specialist diagnosis and health management.

We provide specialist, family-centred services for:

  • Diagnostic assessment
  • Current and accurate medical information
  • Risk estimation for pregnancies and the extended family
  • Genetic counselling
  • Management and support to individual patients of any age

We work closely with our laboratory colleagues from the West Midlands Regional Genetics Service and clinical colleagues from a variety of medical specialties across the West Midlands region.

Our Clinical teams comprise of Consultants, Registrar’s, Genetic Counsellors, and Specialist Nurses and we are proud to embody our Trust values in everything we do.

Research

The Clinical Genetics Service works closely with the University of Birmingham and Birmingham’s Health Partners Institute of Translational Medicine. We are also excited to be involved in the West Midlands NHS Genomic Medicine Centre contributing to the groundbreaking 100,000 Genomes Project.

Teaching and education

Our clinical staff are actively involved in developing the future of clinical genetics and work closely with the NHS National Genetics and Genomics Education Centre. The Centre supports healthcare professionals in developing their knowledge of genetics, providing educational resources and taught courses supported by independent research into genetics education and training.

Clinical Genetics contact details

0121 335 8024, genetics.info@nhs.net

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