Clinical Genetics referrals

Referrals will only be accepted from health professionals in writing. You may also wish to download one of our family history forms to give directly to your patient, if appropriate.

Urgent referrals, for example during a pregnancy, can be seen within a few days at Birmingham Women’s Hospital – please mark such referrals as urgent.

Please provide as much information as possible in your referral letter including;

  • Patient’s contact details and NHS number
  • Medical history
  • Any known family history (including names if known)
  • Copies of relevant investigations
  • If there are language or learning difficulties
  • Any pertinent social issues.

We also offer healthcare professionals a telephone consultation service (between 9am and 5pm on weekdays). Outside these hours there is an answer phone service.

Referrals for Inherited Cancers

West Midlands Family Cancer Service
Clinical Genetics Unit
Birmingham Women’s Hospital
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TG
United Kingdom

Telephone: 0121 607 4757

Referrals for all other conditions

Clinical Genetics Unit
Birmingham Women’s Hospital
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TG
United Kingdom

Telephone: 0121 335 8024