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My experience studying a Genomics Medicine Masters course

My experience studying a Genomics Medicine Masters course First launched back in 2015 by Health Education England’s Genomics Education Programme (GEP), the Master’s in Genomic Medicine is a flexible educational programme designed to support NHS healthcare professionals in developing their knowledge of genomics and how it can be applied to clinical practice.  Delivered by multiple universities …

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Dr Melita Irving on Genomics and Diagnostic Odysseys

Dr Melita Irving on Genomics and Diagnostic Odysseys Melita Irving is a consultant in the clinical genetics department at Guy’s and St Thomas’, which provides a regional service across south London, Kent and east Sussex. She has established multidisciplinary paediatric clinics in skeletal dysplasia and achondroplasia at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital. She has published …

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Pathology Spotlight – Q&A with Dr Marc Ooft

PATHOLOGY SPOTLIGHT ……………………………… To mark National Pathology week, we spoke with Dr Marc Ooft, Consultant Histopathologist at King’s College Hospital, to find out more about the significant contribution pathologists make to healthcare. Marc plays an active role within the South East Genomic Laboratory Hub, contributing to the shaping of pathology services across the region. Q …

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An interview with Dr Carl Shakespeare #NationalCholesterolMonth

An interview with Dr Carl Shakespeare #NationalCholesterolMonth GP education, cholesterol and an apple a day National Cholesterol Month is an entire month devoted to raising awareness of the dangers of high cholesterol. We interviewed Dr Carl Shakespeare, an invasive cardiology consultant in south east London.   Can you tell us a little about yourself? I’ve …

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An interview with Prof Tony Wierzbicki #NationalCholesterolMonth

An interview with Prof Tony Wierzbicki #NationalCholesterolMonth Do you know your cholesterol number? National Cholesterol Month is an entire month devoted to raising awareness of the dangers of high cholesterol. We interviewed Professor Tony Wierzbicki, consultant in Metabolic Medicine and Chemical Pathology at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. Can you tell us a …

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Dr Srividhya Sankaran- Maternal Fetal Medicine and Genomics NEWS

#GenomicsConversation spotlight on… Maternal-Foetal Medicine and Genomics

Spotlight on…Maternal-Foetal Medicine #GenomicsConversation Maternal-Foetal Medicine and Genomics This week is the national #GenomicsConversation week of action, part of a campaign launched by the Genomics Education Programme (GEP) to dispel the myths, explain the facts and outline the clinical impact of genomics. At South East we will be sharing a series of interviews with different health …

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Critical incident affecting genomics tests from Viapath

The issues with our IT systems have now been resolved  and our laboratory is processing all tests and referrals sent to us.

Please be aware that as normal services resume you may experience some delays to receiving results and the reports may look different.

With any Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) test ordered, a Record of Discussion (RoD) form will also need to be submitted. This document is to record the patient’s consent for genomic testing and their choice on taking part in research. Guidance on the patient choice conversation can be found here
 
This RoD form will be available for clinicians to download from this webpage. Once completed with the patient, it can be send to the lab with the corresponding test order form and sample.
Tests available to order will be listed in the National Genomic Test Directory. A test order form will soon be made available for clinicians on this webpage to download and complete. This form will include the address of the laboratory that the appropriate sample and completed form needs to be sent to.
 
Until the new Genomic Laboratory Service goes live, please continue to follow existing test order processes.
 
Later this year, the online test ordering tool for Whole Genome Sequencing will be integrated into the National Genomics Informatics System (NGIS) and clinicians will be able to search or filter to find a clinical indication, confirm eligibility criteria and start the test request process for their patient.