Unlocking the secrets of your DNA

Scientists can now “read” our genes. But do we really want know which illness could affect us? Come and hear from our experts and a patient who chose to find out. To register your place, contact Ade Ikotun on

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Talking genomics with Sean Whittaker

Talking genomics Q&A with Sean Whittaker – Consultant Dermatologist at Guy’s and St Thomas’, Professor of Cutaneous Oncology at King’s College London and joint lead for the Cancer Clinical Academic Group of King’s Health Partners. What is genomics? Genomics is the study of changes in our DNA which can cause diseases, specifically inherited diseases, which are …

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General practice and genomics

There is a growing momentum to improve personalised patient management through the integration of genomic information into clinical care. This will incorporate powerful new tools through which clinicians can further tailor healthcare, improving disease prevention, prediction, diagnosis and treatment. The healthcare workforce including General Practitioners (GPs) needs to be empowered to identify the opportunities for …

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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!

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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.