Lunch and Learn: Think Patient Care, Think Genomics

Session Fifth: Spinal Muscular Atrophy Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a genetic condition affecting the central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, and voluntary muscle movement (skeletal muscle). During this session we will hear from professionals in the field on SMA management, genetic testing, and treatments available as well as hearing from a patient advocate. Agenda: …

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#GenomicsConversation week 2022

#GenomicsConversation week 2022 Genomics Conversation week is a yearly event organised by Health Education England’s Genomics Education Programme to spark a  conversation about genomics and increase healthcare professionals’ familiarity with the topic. Join us this Genomics Conversation week in the South East where we will talk about genomics and share various examples of  how it …

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RCOG: Genomics in perinatal medicine webinar

This free on-demand webinar from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, will explore the use, potential and challenges of implementing genomics in perinatal medicine. Donna Kirwan, Midwifery Lead in NHS England and NHS Improvement’s Genomics Unit, will discuss midwives’ role in prenatal genetic testing. Who should attend: All clinicians in Obstetrics Allied Healthcare Professionals …

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Virtual Prenatal Genetics Short Course

This online course accredited by the Royal College of Midwives is designed to give midwives and other health professionals working in a prenatal testing setting, the tools to help them to enable patients to access appropriate onwards referral. This includes: obtaining a family history, identify high risk family histories, approaches to genetic testing, consent taking, …

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Wellcome Trust Nursing Genomics & Healthcare Virtual Conference

Nurses comprise over 50% of the global healthcare workforce, and have an important role in bringing the benefits of genomics to patients. Despite this, genomics has not been systematically incorporated into nursing teaching curricula, and there have been no significant changes in nursing practice that bring genomics into day-to-day health care. The inaugural conference aims to …

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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.