Northern Genetics Service

0191 2418600 Institute of Human Genetics, International Centre for Life, Central Parkway , Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4EP
http://www.newcastle-hospitals.nhs.uk

Overview

Specialised Genetic Services in the North East

Welcome to the Northern Genetics Service

Specialised genetic services have developed in the United Kingdom as regional centres of expertise and in the Northern Region, these services are co-ordinated through the Northern Genetics Service which is part of the Institute of Human Genetics. Our service is provided at both the International Centre for Life in Newcastle and the James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough.

The main purpose of the Northern Genetics Service is to provide comprehensive and fully integrated clinical and laboratory services to the highest of standards that can help reduce the incidence of illnesses associated with genetic disease. To achieve this, there is close interaction between the various sections of the service, with other regional centres around the country and also good communication between genetic services and other relevant clinical specialties.

We have a number of Nurse Specialists and Counsellors to help patients understand their condition and make key decisions about their treatment.

The Northern Genetics Service is committed to working to national guidelines in order to provide first class services for all patients. In addition to the custom built clinical and laboratories at the International Centre for Life and the James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough, the Northern Genetics Service also provides outpatient services to local hospitals to avoid patients having to travel long distances to be seen.

Opening times

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Additional information

Please note, this service is closed on Bank Holidays. The service is open from 9.00am to 1.00pm on Saturday and Sunday by appointment only.

Last verified on 11/12/2013

Services

The Northern Genetics Service provides comprehensive and fully integrated clinical and laboratory services with the aim of helping to reduce the incidence of illnesses associated with genetic disease.

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Quality of service at Northern Genetics Service

Care Quality Commission inspection ratings

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

81%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 598 responses. 14799 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family Test Score: Community

98%Patients recommend this hospital. 57 responses.

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

94%Patients recommend this hospital. 1359 responses.

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

96%staff recommend this hospital for care. 598 responses. 14799 staff work at this trust.

Last updated on 11 December 2013.

Information supplied by The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust