Genomics in Scotland: Building our Future Strategy Summary

A five-year national strategy.

1. Sources of support

Some of the content in this Strategy and the associated documents may have an emotional impact on you. Support is always available, and some of the national sources of help are listed here.

Genetic Alliance UK

Genetic Alliance UK is an alliance of over 200 organisations supporting people with genetic, rare and undiagnosed conditions in the UK. You can access information on different genetic conditions, genetic testing and search for support groups via their website: or email:

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan support people living with and affected by cancer. They provide a wealth of resources about different types of cancer, testing and treatments as well as information on how to get help coping with the physical, emotional and financial impact of cancer. You can access information and links via their website: and the Macmillan support line 0808 808 00 00

NHS Inform

NHS Inform is Scotland’s national health information service to help provide people in Scotland with accurate information and resources to help people make informed decisions about their own health and the health of people they care for. You can access information via their website: or their telephone helpline 0800 22 44 88

Mind to Mind

If you’re feeling anxious, stressed or low, or having problems sleeping or dealing with grief, find out how you can improve your mental wellbeing by hearing what others have found helpful by visiting:



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