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The Clinical Genetics Service

The Clinical Genetics Service has a central department at St. Michael's hospital in Bristol and satellite departments at the RUH in Bath, The Gloucester Royal in Gloucester and Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton. When families are referred to the Service, we try to ensure that they are seen by staff from the nearest department. Click on the link for more information about the Bristol Regional Genetics Service including including how to be referred and what to expect from an appointment.

Aims of the service

The Clinical Genetics service aims to provide people affected by, or at risk of a genetic condition with accurate information, counselling support and genetic testing as appropriate to each individual.

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Contact details

To contact our central department:

Bristol Regional Genetics Service
Level B
St Michael's Hospital
Southwell Street
Tel: 0117 342 5115
Fax: 0117 342 5108


Our Clinics are held in:

  • For children, in Children's Outpatients, zone B11
  • For adults, in Neurology Outpatients, zone B9

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Our team at the RUH

  • Professor Ruth Newbury-Ecob, Consultant Geneticist:
    Specialist Areas: Dysmorphology, Cardiac Genetics, Congenital Malformations and Fetal Medicine
  • Doctor Alan Donaldson, Consultant Geneticist
    Specialist Areas: Cancer genetics and haemoglobinopathys
  • Dr Francis Sansbury, Locum Consultant Geneticist
  • Catherine King, Registered Genetic Nurse Counsellor
  • Katherine Smith, Registered Genetic Counsellor
  • Flora Boyd, Genetic Counsellor

We also sometimes have Speciality Trainee Genetic Doctors working with us

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