Working with Genomic Medicine Service Stakeholders

The SWGLH works with the Genomics Unit in NHS England, and as of February 2021 the SWGLH is aligned with the activity of the South West Genomics Medicine Service Alliance (SWGMSA), to ensure that genomic laboratory services are aligned with national policy and with the needs of the SW population.

NHS England alignment maps for GMSA and GLH



















Our main NHS Acute hospital partners are the 9 Trusts that provide acute care for the SW England population of about 5 million people:

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust in partnership with Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

University Hospitals Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

North Bristol NHS Trust

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Oversight and governance of the SWGLH and the SWGMSA  are currently provided by a Partnership Board which meets regularly and is accountable to an oversight board consisting of the CEOs of the acute Trusts in the NHS and onward to NHS England and the Genomic Unit.


This page was last updated at 18:16 on Tuesday 8th March 2022