Beratung und hilfe an genetischen einrichtungen in grossbritannien

Translated title of the contribution: Counseling and support for regional genetics centers in Great Britain

S. J. Blacksell, S. P. Ball, D. R. Phillips

Research output: Contribution to journalShort survey


The National Health Service in Britain has responded to the increased demand for specialist genetics services by establishing a system of regional genetics centres. Provision at these centres now increasingly includes a role for specialist counselling which is seen as distinct from clinical consultation. Interviews at 29 centres found that recognition given to counselling and support varied widels. A small number of centres had developed advanced counselling protocols. Three centres provided nurse-counsellors for home visits, support during consultation, and follow-up for 90% of clinets, whilst four centres provided no specialist counselling at all. Other contrasts were found in deployment and training of counselling personnel.

Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)230-235
Number of pages6
JournalMedizinische Genetik
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • client-based counselling
  • genetic counselling
  • genetic register
  • regional genetic centres

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