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Peninsula Clinical Genetics (PCG) - Devon and Cornwall

Peninsula Clinical Genetics is hosted by the RD&E in Exeter and covers the whole of Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

People are referred to us because they or a family member might have a genetic condition.

We are involved in the diagnosis of genetic conditions. For example, we see children born with congenital anomalies (something that is unusual or different at birth) to see if they have an underlying genetic cause. As other examples, we see people with possibly heritable cancer, neurological and cardiac conditions.

We offer genetic counselling. This involves helping people to understand and adapt to the medical and psychological implications of genetic conditions. It is not the same as standard counselling. Genetic counselling involves taking a full family history and gathering lots of medical details. We then make an assessment of the likelihood of developing that condition and explain what that means.


01392 405745
Peninsula Clinical Genetics (PCG)


RD&E Hospital (Heavitree)
Gladstone Road

Further information

Referral required?
Referral details

We accept referrals from GPs, Consultants, Specialist Nurses, Midwives and other health professionals. If you are in doubt about making a referral please write with a brief outline, or telephone if urgent, and we will gladly respond to your enquiry by telephone or in writing.

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General information

There are several reasons why a referral to Clinical Genetics may be considered, for example:

  • you, or a family member, have a condition that might be genetic.
  • you have requested information about a particular genetic condition.
  • to discuss screening or testing for a genetic condition or to determine your risk.
  • your doctor would like help in making a diagnosis for you or your child.

Although a condition may be genetic, it does not necessarily mean it has been inherited - there may not be anyone else in the family with the same condition.

Consultant clinics are held at:

  • Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital (Heavitree)
  • Derriford Hospital, Plymouth
  • Torbay Hospital
  • Teignmouth Hospital
  • North Devon District Hospital, Barnstaple
  • Bodmin Hospital
Last updated: 17/03/2022
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