From October 2018, Genomic testing in the NHS is being provided through a single national testing network, consolidating and enhancing the existing laboratory provision. This will create a world class resource for the NHS and underpin the future Genomic Medicine Service. It will also support the delivery of the Government’s Life Sciences Strategy and the broader research and innovation agenda, building upon the NHS contribution to the 100,000 Genomes Project.
This new network will be delivered through a network of seven Genomic Laboratory Hubs (GLHs), each responsible for coordinating services for a particular part of the country.
The seven GLHs are:
- Wessex and West Midlands GLH led by Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
- East Midlands and East of England GLH led by Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- North West GLH led by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
- London North GLH led by Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
- London South GLH led by Guy’s and St Thomas’ 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