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The South West Thames Regional Genetic Services at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides a specialist service to people living in South West London, Surrey, and West Sussex.
The clinical genetics service comprises a team of clinical staff, including consultant geneticists, genetic counsellors, and specialist registrars. In addition, our accredited genetics laboratory offers a broad range of both molecular and cytogentic tests.
The service offers specialist genetic advice, diagnosis, and counselling to families and individuals who have or might be at risk of developing inherited disorders, including cancer. This includes giving advice regarding the availability of carrier screening and prenatal testing techniques.
- The Department provides care for patients at the site most convenient for them; 60 per cent of patients are seen at a clinic local to their home. Clinic appointments are held at St George’s Hospital and at 17 other hospitals within the region.
- The department also provides a number of highly specialised, disease specific clinics, including two nationally recognised services: Tuberous Sclerosis clinic and the Primary Lymphoedema. Further regional specialist clinics include those for patients with endocrine and growth disorders, paediatric conditions, and neurodegenerative disease.
- The department is a lead training centre for specialist registrars, genetic counsellors, and clinical scientists. It also provides advice and training for GPs and other health professionals about inherited disorders.
- The Genetics Laboratory is fully accredited and a member of the UK Genetic Map of SW Thames Clinical Genetics Referral RegionTesting Network. It provides a comprehensive service for the investigation of genetic conditions by analysis of chromosomes and DNA. These investigations include array-CGH analysis, classical karyotyping, and DNA sequencing for a number of specific diseases and chromosome abnormalities.
Department Of Clinical Genetics
St George’s University Of London
Fax: 020 8725 3444
* General enquires by email only. We cannot discuss results by Email.
Tel: 020 8725 3343
- Dr Frances Elmslie & Dr Meriel McEntagart — Joint Care Group Leads
- Dr Nayana Lahiri – Clinical Lead
- Dr Helen Hanson and Dr Katie Snape – Joint Cancer Genetics Leads
- Ms Kelly Kohut – Lead Genetic Counsellor
- John Short—Head of Laboratory
- Karen Marks—Commercial Manager
- Will King—Quality and Service Manager
- Dr Nayana Lahiri – Research Lead
- Uruj Anjum—Lead Research Genetic Counsellor
- Gaya Connolly—Research Genetic Counsellor
- Darshna Dudakia—Research Genetic Practitioner
- Kelly Arnold – Assistant Service Manager
- Clinic appointments are available on referral basis.
- All referrals should be addressed to the consultant staff at St Georges.
- Appointments will automatically be made at the patients closest hospital.
- Specific referral criteria may apply.
Clinics are on a monthly basis and the waiting times are usually in the order of 2-4 months. However if a the patient is pregnant, they will usually be seen within the week at the Prenatal clinic at St George’s.
We will endeavour to accommodate other urgent appointment requests whenever possible.
Department Of Clinical Genetics
St George’s University of London
Telephone advice for GPs and other health professionals is also available from the Clinical Staff during routine office hours.
NOTE: If the inquiry concerns a patient previously seen in the clinic it is helpful to give details of the patient first so the genetic records can be accessed at the start of the call.