A new nationally commissioned NHS Genomic Medicine Service was launched this year, building on the NHS contribution to the 100,000 Genomes Project and making the NHS the first healthcare system in the world to systematically introduce Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) into healthcare. This new service is underpinned by seven Genomic Laboratory Hubs (GLHs) delivering the new National Genomic Test Directory across the country.
Cutting-edge genomic technologies
to predict and diagnose disease, and to personalise treatment.
single national testing directory
detailing tests that are available for children and adults with suspected genetic disorders.
that will inform academic and industry research
The laboratory provider for this region is the London South GLH, which is a consortium led by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. Plans are currently being developed with organisations across the region and Whole Genome Sequencing is expected to be operational by April 2020. We are currently transitioning to this new phase and will keep you updated with our progress as plans and timescales are confirmed.