The Wessex Clinical Genetics Service (WCGS) provides genetics counselling, advice and referrals for patients within the South Central (Wessex) region.
Its team of doctors and specialist nurses will take a full family history, advise on the appropriate genetic test(s), explain and discuss options for diagnostic, carrier, predictive and prenatal testing, and communicate results together with a detailed assessment of genetic risks and implications.
Health professionals may also liaise with the WCGS to discuss referrals or to refer on patients with a confirmed diagnosis for genetics counselling and family follow-up.
Outside the Wessex region, genetics counselling and referral is provided by regional Clinical Genetics Services across the UK; see the Association for Clinical Genomic Science (ACGS) and British Society for Genetic Medicine (BSGM) websites for professional information and details of your local service.
Our staff at Salisbury District Hospital have long been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment they provide for our patients and for their innovation, commitment and professionalism. This has been recognised in a wide range of achievements and it is reflected in our award of NHS Foundation Trust status. This is afforded to hospitals that provide the highest standards of care.