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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Genetics

Alert Coronavirus / COVID-19

If you have a new continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss or change to your sense of taste or smell, do not come to our hospitals. Follow the national advice on coronavirus (COVID-19).

Please find information on our services and visiting restrictions in our COVID-19 section.

Patients and visitors must wear a face covering in our hospitals.

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Welcome to Clinical Genetics

July 2020 - COVID-19 update

General advice regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) for patients with rare genetic disorders (pdf, 269 KB)

Genetic Alliance UK COVID-19 information hub

Interactive online patient tool for people with rare diseases to better understand their risk of COVID-19
British Society for Genetic Medicine, the Clinical Genetics Society and Aimes

General advice regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) for patients with rare genetic disorders - Unique

Information on COVID-19 for people with rare disorders, including rare chromosome and gene disorders, as British Sign Language videos

Patients with Clinical Genetics appointments

Our working pattern has changed.

We are trying to keep to our usual clinic dates. Your appointment may be done by phone, video or in person.

We will contact you before the clinic date to arrange how your appointment will be done.

Please only come in person to an appointment if you had had a phone call to advise you to come.

Please do contact us in the event of a pregnancy at potential risk of a genetic problem.

We will update this website when we resume our normal service.

Important referral information.

About us

Clinical Genetics is a medical specialty which is concerned with the cause, course, diagnosis and treatment of genetic and part-genetic disorders.

Oxford Regional Genetics Service is a service provided by Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

100,000 Genomes Project

Additional findings

As part of consent to the 100,000 Genomes Project, participants were asked if they wanted to receive 'additional findings'.

This includes looking for alterations in specific genes that may increase the risk of developing certain health conditions, and are not related to the main reason why participants were recruited to the Project.

These additional findings will be returned in 2021-2022. You can find out more on the Genomics England website, including whether or not you agreed to receive information about these findings.

FAQ about Genomics England and the 100,000 Genomes Project

Virtual appointments

Important - if you log in to OUH e-Referral system and see a telemed appointment like this:

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Please do not come to the genetics department as this is a virtual appointment. Please do not re-schedule.

You will receive a letter or an appointment in due course. If you have any queries please call 01865 226024