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Genetic Testing within NHS England

Genetic testing within NHS England are co-ordinated by a single national testing network called the NHS Genomic Medicine Service, which consists of seven genomic laboratory hubs (GLHs) across the country.  Testing for rare ophthalmic conditions are conducted in the following GLHs:

  • London North GLH led by Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
  • West Midlands, Oxford and Wessex GLH
  • North West GLH led by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Genetic Testing UK and Worldwide Information Sources

Genetic services across the UK

Prof Mariya Moosajee, Prof Andrew Webster, Prof Michel Michaelides, Dr Omar Mahroo and Dr Patrick Yu Wai Man
     Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Prof Christopher Lloyd, Mr Robert Henderson and Prof Mariya Moosajee
     Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

Prof Graeme Black and Dr Jane Ashworth
     Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Mr Martin McKibbin
     The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Miss Amanda Churchill
     Bristol Eye Hospital

Prof Susan Downes, Prof Robert MacLaren, Dr Helen Stewart
     Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Mr Ajay Kotagiri, Mr Lawrence Gnanaraj and Mr Peter Tiffin
     Sunderland Eye Infirmary

Prof Andrew Lotery and Dr Jay Self
     University Hospital Southampton

Ms. Savita Madhusudhan
     St. Paul’s Eye Unit, Royal Liverpool University Hospital

Prof Marcela Votruba
     Cardiff Eye Unit, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board

Prof Daniela Pilz and Dr David Gilmour
     Gartnavel General Hospital, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

Dr Roly Megaw
     Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion

Miss Louise Downey
     Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Miss Louise Allen, Prof Geoff Woods, Dr Patrick Yu Wai Man and Mr Liam Sullivan
     Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

Dr Rupal Morjaria
     Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust

Genetic Meetings


Gene and Mutation Databases


Relevant Publications



Patient Support Groups and Resources

Organisations Sponsoring Research


16 years of support for ophthalmic clinicians and clinical geneticists