Northern Genetics Service
The Institute of Genetic Medicine (IGM) is home to the Northern Genetics Service (NGS). It is a directorate of the Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
NGS employs almost 150 staff. They're responsible for clinical and lab services for 3,000,000 people in the North of England.
It's home to the Muscle Immunoanalysis Unit (MIU) as well. This contributes to the diagnosis of heritable neuromuscular disease.
It has close links with the Mitochondrial Diagnostic laboratory. This is based in Newcastle University's Medical School.
Newcastle Muscle Centre
The Mitrochondrial and Neuromuscular Disease teams (Newcastle Muscle Centre) each have national funding.
This is from the National Commissioning Group (NCG) to provide specialist services UK-wide.