In the first instance, any concerns can be taken to the Chair of the GCRB either directly or by emailing If the concern is not resolved in this manner then it may be appropriate to take it to the Academy for Healthcare Science (AHCS).

Appeals against deferred portfolio assessments are managed by the Academy’s Regulation Board. Reference should be made to its Appeals Rules (issued November 2019) setting out how the AHCS manages registration appeals from any application to its registers. Currently (June 2020) the Academy Registration Rules document is being amended to reflect the GCRB application and renewal processes, and the accreditation of qualifying courses.

Alternatively, for more information on how to raise concerns about a registered genetic counsellor, or the Genetic Counsellor Registration Board itself, through the Academy for Healthcare Science (AHCS) please click here.