RESEARCH: Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has launched the Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine.

The centre is a collaboration between the NHS Genetic Medicine Service at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Manchester’s Department of Genetic Medicine.

It will provide an environment for researchers, doctors, genetic counsellors, nurses, computer and diagnostic scientists to translate cutting edge research into new patient services.

Trust chief executive Mike Deegan said: “This major development will enable many more NHS patients from Manchester and beyond to have access to the benefits of the latest genetic research delivered in an environment where quality of services for families goes hand in hand with quality of laboratory tests and effective use of resources.”