Welcome to the Genetic Counsellor Registration Board Website

Welcome to the website of the Genetic Counsellor Registration Board (GCRB).

The purpose of the GCRB is to establish, maintain and improve standards of practice in genetic counselling to assure public safety in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.

It seeks to achieve this through accepting responsibility in three primary areas :

  • Setting and monitoring standards for entry to the profession.
  • Establishing and maintaining open and transparent systems of professional accreditation.
  • Maintaining and improving standards of professional practice, to protect and promote the professional reputation for the benefit of the profession and public alike.

The vision of the GCRB is “ensuring expertise to serve families with genetic conditions”.

We welcome feedback on our website please contact enquiries@gcrb.org.uk

GCRB Administrator

46 Park Hill

Carshalton Beeches

Surrey SM5 3RU 

To view the GCRB Code of Conduct click here

Please click here for a list of registered genetic counsellors (RGCs). The list also includes those RGCs who currently have mentor status.

The GCRB calendar of events can be viewed below.

GCRB Mentor and Assessor Training Day May 2016

16 May 2016

The GCRB, in response to feedback from their members, are now offering a combined sign of mentor ...

Maternity leave guide to maintaining registration

04 November 2015

Maternity leave guide to maintaining registration.

The Future Role of Genetic Counsellors in Genomic Healthcare

15 May 2015

"The future role of genetic counsellors in genomic healthcare: A statement by the Association of ...

Check The Register

To check the register or to find out if a registered genetic counsellor (RGC) has mentor status


About The Board

The Genetic Counsellor Registration Board (GCRB) sets and monitors standards, in the UK & ROI, for entry into the profession, registration of Genetic Counsellors, maintenance of registration and disciplinary proceedings.