Genetic counselling

Genetics in the Community

This two-year GENIE project aims to raise awareness of genetics within Leicestershire's community through innovative approaches, for example developing audio-visual materials, recruiting community champions and attending community events.

This forms part of an exciting collaboration between GENIE and the Department of Clinical Genetics at the Leicester Royal Infirmary (LRI) to raise awareness of genetics through innovative approaches. More information about this project can be found under the GENIE Project webpages: Genetics in the Community.

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The Department of Clinical Genetics (LRI)

The genetics team at the Department of Clinical Genetics at the Leicester Royal Infirmary (LRI) aim to help those affected by a genetic condition, and those at risk of inheriting a genetic condition.

The team provides information and, if needed, can carry out appropriate investigations.

If there is a need for a referral to the Department of Clinical Genetics at the LRI, patients should talk to their GP or Hospital Consultant in the first instance.

Reasons for a referral include:

  • genetic conditions that run in the family
  • a strong family history of cancer
  • a physical/developmental delay in a child where the GP is concerned that there may be an inherited cause.

 

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