The North Wales Genetic Service is part of the All Wales Medical Genetics Service (AWMGS).
The AWMGS provides specialist genetic services to individuals and families with, or who are concerned about, rare genetic conditions. The clinical and laboratory services work closely together and provide a medical genetics service to the population of Wales.
The AWMGS is hosted by Cardiff and Vale University Health Board at the University Hospital of Wales (UHW), Cardiff.
The main base is in Glan Clwyd Hospital with the Consultant staff visiting the other sites on a weekly basis.
Referrals are divided into four groups:
The service is delivered by Consultant Medical Staff, Associate Specialists and Genetic Counsellors with support from the Administration Team.
Referrals can be received from General Practitioners or any other health professional. Self referrals are accepted if a patient is re-referring or another member of their family has already been referred to the service.