“Everything you want to know about genomics but are afraid to ask”

The NHS North Thames GLH and NHS South East GLH are delighted to organise and co-host this Bayer sponsored educational meeting and welcome healthcare professional attendees from our regional cancer clinical teams. With the aim to explore the benefits and challenges of mainstreaming genomic profiling and precision oncology pathways in the management of patients with …

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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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What does genomics mean for families? – iHV webinar series

The second in the “What does genomics mean for health visitors?” webinar series from the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) and Genomics Education Programme (GEP). Highlights include. The importance of family history with practical tips and tools for asking about and recording family history including consideration of family dynamics, paternity, consanguinity, ethnicity, IVF, and reproductive …

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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.