What are the roles of the BSHG?

The BSGM is an independent professional body. It brings together people working in the field, issues statements on important aspects of human genetics, and publishes a newsletter two times a year.

A major conference encompassing all aspects of Genetic Medicine is organised each year. The Society has a governing Council and a Constitution. It offers travel awards to assist members to attend conferences.

The Society has an interest in the provision of genetic services at a national level, and is asked for reports and advice on important issues. It has an active role in the Joint Committee on Genomics in Medicine (formerly the Joint Committee on Medical Genetics).