Our clinical genetics service provides care for people and families with a range of genetic conditions. Genetic conditions are caused by changes in a person's genetic information which may be passed down in families.
We support people with:
- genetic and genomic testing
- diagnosis of a genetic condition if appropriate
- management of a genetic condition where necessary
- risk assessments and advice for relatives
- genetic counselling and testing for a condition in a family
- emotional and psychosocial support
We run clinics with other health professionals to manage symptoms or risks from a genetic condition.
We're also a leading centre for pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD.
The NHS website has information about:
Genetic Alliance UK supports people with genetic, rare and undiagnosed conditions in the UK.
British Society for Genetic Medicine provides information about genetic conditions.
Antenatal Results and Choices (ARC) provides support to parents who are having screening tests during pregnancy.
Our team is made up of:
- consultant clinical geneticists
- specialist registrars
- genetic counsellors
- clinical psychologists
Consultants in the clinical genetics service:
- Dr Muriel Holder, service lead
- Dr Anjana Kulkarni, cancer service lead
- Dr Rhoda Akilapa
- Dr Cristina Dias
- Dr Amira Elmakky
- Dr Francesca Forzano
- Dr Melita Irving
- Dr Louise Izatt
- Dr Rachel Jones
- Dr Dragana Josifova
- Dr Shehla Mohammed
- Dr Shwetha Ramachandrappa
- Dr Leema Robert
- Dr Deborah Ruddy
- Dr Adam Shaw
- Dr Ellen Thomas
Research and clinical trials
Research is vital to improving the care that you receive when you're unwell. You can help improve healthcare by taking part in research studies at our Trust. During your appointment, ask your healthcare professional about research. They'll be happy to tell you about research studies you could be eligible to join.
You can also email [email protected] for more information.