Our partners

We continue to form strong relationships and new collaborations with key partners and stakeholders across the region, and England in support of the incorporation of genomic medicine into clinical practice and enhanced patient care.

In the North West, there are multidisciplinary team of doctors, genetic counsellors and clinical scientists provide support to individuals, both adults and children, affected by or at risk of genetic disorders, based at Liverpool Women's Hospital and Manchester University Foundation NHS Trust.

Services include diagnosis:

  • Diagnosis of genetic disorders
  • Risk assessment and genetic counselling for patients with a family history of an inherited disorder or a family cancer syndrome
  • Predictive genetic testing including prenatal diagnosis for some genetic disorders

Liverpool Centre for Genomic Medicine (LCGM)

Liverpool Women’s provides a regional genetics service known as the Merseyside and Cheshire Genetics Service - serving the population across Merseyside, Cheshire and the Isle of Man.

The Genetic Laboratory Service based at the Liverpool Women's Hospital site is now part of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, and the North West Genomic Laboratory Hub (NW GLH).

For further information please click here

Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine (MCGM)

Based within Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust , MCGM provides a regional genetics services, working with NW GLH and clinical colleagues from a variety of medical specialties, across Greater Manchester and the North West region. 

For further information please click here.


For information regarding Clinical Genetics Referrals, please refer to the relevant pages below.

For Liverpool Clinical Genetics Referrals, please click here.

For Manchester Clinical Genetics Referrals, please click here.

The NHS North West Genomic Medicine Service Alliance is one of seven established  to support the embedding of genomics into routine healthcare across England.

The other NHS GMS Alliances are:

Patients and enhanced patient care is at the heart of everything we do, with Patient and Public Voice panel members attending regional partnership and leadership boards, playing a central role in decision making both regionally and nationally, through co-ordination with NHS England.

Formerly known as Health Education England, NHS England's national Genomics Education Programme harnesses established relationship and a wealtth of working together over many years, to support healthcare professionals with education and training resources, focussing on genomics, genomic medicine and most importantly, in relation to specific areas of clinical practice.

Genomic testing in the NHS is being provided through a national testing network, consolidating and enhancing the existing laboratory provision. This will create a world-class genomic testing resource for the NHS and underpin the NHS Genomic Medicine Service and deliver on our commitments as part of the NHS Long Term Plan.

The national genomic testing service is delivered through a network of seven Genomic Laboratory Hubs (GLHs), each responsible for coordinating services for a particular part of the country; the North West Genomic Laboratory Hub is led by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and comprises delivery partners throughout the North West, including:

  • Liverpool Clinical Laboratories
  • Christie NHS Foundation Trust
  • Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The partners work as a single North West Genomics Laboratory Service to share expertise and specialist knowledge.

A range of education and training resources are available at: https://mft.nhs.uk/nwglh/nwglh-education-and-training-resources/ 

A tour of the GLH is available to view via YouTube: https://youtube.com/shorts/UiGnIQbK0Ec?feature=share

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Cheshire & Merseyside Cancer Alliance brings together organisations, patients, and others affected by cancer to drive improvements in clinical outcomes and patients’ experience of the care and treatment they receive.  The Alliance is responsible for cancer performance, quality, and outcomes across Cheshire and Merseyside and works collaboratively with NHS colleagues and partners within the third sector to champion and enable new approaches to delivering cancer services. 

Scope includes:

  • Embedding cancer prevention within treatment pathways, through the principle of teachable moments
  • Creating equitable access to screening programmes linked to social determinants of cancer
  • Increasing GP access to diagnostics
  • Improving access to radiology, pathology, and endoscopy
  • Reducing emergency presentations including improved acute oncology pathways and ambulatory care.