What is an NHS Genomics Laboratory Hub (GLH)?

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The North West Genomic Laboratory Hub (GLH) is one of a network of seven GLHs across the country, which together forms the new national Genomic Medicine Service. Each GLH is responsible for coordinating services for a particular part of the country.

  • North West GLH led by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
  • West Midlands, Oxford and Wessex GLH led by Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
  • South West GLH led by North Bristol NHS Trust
  • Yorkshire and North East GLH led by The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • East Midlands and East of England GLH led by Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • London North GLH led by Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
  • South East GLH led by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

The National Genomic Medicine Service builds on the legacy of the successful 100,000 Genomes Project and will make available in routine clinical care the benefits of whole genome sequencing for both rare disease and cancer patients. For the first time a national Genomics Test Directory has been created to define what genetic/genomic tests can be requested in which circumstances and by whom.