The National Genomic Laboratory Network

The National Genomic Laboratory Network

 

  • NHS England and NHS Improvement began a major reorganisation of the genetic laboratory network in England in 2018 with the aim of improving genomic testing in the NHS through standardisation, increasing capacity, acceleration of uptake of new technologies and by improving equity of patient access.

 

  • All English genomic testing services are now provided by a network of seven Genomic Laboratory Hubs (GLH) each hosted by an acute NHS Trust.

 

  • The GLHs provide core rare disease and cancer genomic testing services for NHS patients in their geographical region. GLHs also provide specialist rare disease and cancer genomic testing for more than one region according to their areas of expertise.

 

GLH map and named organisations