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South East GMSA and GLH: Medical Director and Clinical Director appointments

01/04/2021 Dear Colleagues, Following a successful recruitment process, we are delighted to announce that Prof Sean Whittaker has been appointed as the new Medical Director of the NHS South East Genomic Laboratory Hub and South East Genomic Medicine Service Alliance, and Dr Frances Elmslie will take up the post of Clinical Director of the NHS …

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South East GLH: Specialist testing for rare diseases

Dear Colleagues, Re: Specialist Genomic Testing for Rare Diseases across South East England We wish to inform you that from the 1st February 2021 all genomic tests should be ordered in line with the National Genomic Test Directory for rare inherited diseases(https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/national-genomic-test-directories/). In addition to the Core repertoire of Rare Disease genomic tests, you will …

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South East GLH: Testing for Familial Hypercholesteroleamia

Re: Genomic Testing for Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (Genomics National Test Directory Code – R134) Dear Colleagues, I am writing to advise you that all requests for genomic testing of NHSE patients for familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) should be sent to your local South East Genomics Laboratory Hub (SEGLH) at Guy’s Hospital. For some colleagues, this may result …

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South East GLH: Name change announcement

Dear Colleagues, Re: Name change announcement We would like to announce a change to our name from London South Genomic Laboratory Hub to South East Genomic Laboratory Hub, effective 15th December 2020. The national genomic testing service is delivered through a network of seven Genomic Laboratory Hubs (GLHs), each responsible for co-ordinating services for a …

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South East GLH: Update on NTRK testing

Specialised Commissioning and Health in Justice NHS England and NHS Improvement (London) 133-155 Waterloo Road London SE1 8UG 16th November 2020 Dear Colleague, Re: Entrectinib, larotrectinib and genomic testing for neurotrophic tyrosine receptor kinase (NTRK) fusion-positive solid tumours. I am writing to advise you of changes to the provision of NTRK gene fusion genomic testing …

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Covid update- NEWS

Genomics Laboratory Services and COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan

Genomics Laboratory Services and COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan Re: Genomics Laboratory Services and COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan Dear Service User I am writing to inform you of our current situation concerning the mobilisation of the South East Genomics Laboratory Hub operating model. As you are aware the NHS is dealing with unprecedented pressures and the …

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London South GLH: Update on genomic testing

Dear colleagues, Re: Update on genomic testing within South East England and new test request forms As you may be aware, NHS England are reconfiguring the way genomic and genetic laboratory services are commissioned and delivered. They have established 7 Genomic Laboratory Hubs to lead this reconfiguration. The London South GLH (LSGLH), a network of …

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South East Genomics

Welcome to our new home

We have recently changed our name from the NHS London South Genomic Laboratory Hub to the NHS South East Genomic Laboratory HubWe think it better reflects the region we cover!

Hello! Welcome to the South East GLH website. The site is not fully supported in older versions of Internet Explorer. To get the best experience, we recommend that you use Google Chrome or Firefox to browse the site.

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.