About Us

The Genetic Counsellor Registration Board (GCRB) comprises of 10 AHCS Registered Genetic Counsellors as full members. Three  advisory members will be appointed, one with academic/educational expertise, one being a clinical geneticist (medical practitioner), and one representing the patient and public perspective (lay members). All 10 members have full voting rights. 

The GCRB may co-opt additional member(s) for specific purposes for a defined period of time and/or for a specific task as set by the GCRB, to the maximum of three years. This person will be known as a co-opted member and will not have Board voting rights (unless they are standing in because of another board member’s absence). 

The GCRB will also appoint an administrator to provide support to the board.

To read about the history of the Genetic Counsellor Registration Board click here.


The standard term of office will be five years; and Board members would be expected to serve a minimum of one full term unless extenuating circumstances apply. Following negotiation with the Board on an annual basis, an existing GCRB Board member may continue in office for a maximum of a further 3 years.

Declaration of Interests

AHCS Registered Genetic Counsellors have a legal obligation to act in the best interests of the organisation, and in accordance with its governing documents, and to avoid situations where there may be a potential conflict of interest. Others acting within the remit of the GCRB have similar obligations. Board members are required to complete a declaration of interest form. 


Information on the GCRB fee structure is available at https://gcrb.org.uk/gcrb-fee-structure/

Click to view MINUTES of GCRB meetings.

GCRB Privacy Statement

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of your personal data. Your personal information will be held strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation 2016. The purpose of this statement is to tell you what you can expect when the Genetic Counsellor Registration Board (GCRB) collects personal data. It includes information we collect about:

  • Individuals on our register or involved in one of our registration processes
  • Expense claims
  • Individuals involved in fitness to practise cases
  • Enquiries and complaints
  • Information in relation to a subject access request or Freedom of information request
  • People who respond to a consultation/call for information.

For more information please view our Privacy notice.

If you have any questions or comments please contact our administrator enquiries@gcrb.org.uk

Please find further information in the relevant board documents below. 

Check The Register

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