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North West Thames Regional Genetic Services

The Regional Genetic Service for the North West Thames Region.

They offer genetics services to people living within this area and offer a diagnostic and counselling service to people with a family history of a genetic condition.

Carrier testing is offered to families with a history of a genetic condition eg Cystic Fibrosis, Haemachromatosis. Predictive testing for adult onset disease such as Huntington's Disease and certain familial cancers. Prenatal diagnostic testing.

Mode of referral Referrals are accepted from Health Professionals, eg GPs, Nurses, Health Visitors. Operates a partial booking system, patients receive a letter asking them to contact the service to book their appointment at a time that suits them on the day that the clinic is being held at their local hospital. What can you expect to happen? The appointment time given to each patient is about 45 mins. They endeavour to see their patients at the allotted time of their appointment. When do you get an appointment? After the receipt of a referral letter, they aim to see patients within a 12 week time frame. This may vary occasionally depending on the demand on the service but every effort is made to see the patient as soon as possible. Who you might meet? The Genetics team consist of a Consultant, Specialist Registrar and Genetic Counsellor. The patient may be seen by any one of these or a combination at their appointment. Sometimes there may be other doctors or trainees observing the clinic.

 

 


Contact details:

Watford Road  
Harrow, Middlesex Greater London HA1 2UJ

T 1: 020 8896 2795



BME Services: For people who do not speak English we endeavour to provide interpreters when they attend for their appointments. It is important that if an interpreter is required this is highlighted on the referral letter from their doctor. Also it is important that the language that the person speaks is stated.
Disabled Toilets: Yes
Wheelchair access: Yes
Opening Hours: Office hours are 9am - 5pm.
Age Range : Early Years (0-5),Primary (5-11),Secondary (11-18),Transition (over 18),5

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