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Cancer prevention, care and research in England – priorities for diagnostics, local care delivery and accessing innovation

August 25 2020 @ 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Join the Westminster Health Forum’s online policy conference on Cancer prevention, care and research in England.


The agenda:

  • Meeting national ambitions for cancer care, the impact of COVID-19 and priorities going forward
  • Developing Cancer Alliances – progress, best practice and implementing five-year plans
  • Priorities for cancer screening and prevention – accountability, accessibility and reducing inequalities
  • Cancer diagnosis and care in England – progress of Rapid Diagnostic Centres, workforce priorities, meeting diagnostic capacity and delivering personalised care
  • Assessing the next steps for improving less survivable cancer outcomes
  • Increasing access to innovative cancer research and technologies – the use of genomics and AI, building trust, developing adoption and the role of regulation
  • Progress of the Cancer Drugs Fund and next steps for improving access to cancer drugs

In particular to genomics in the NHS, attendees will hear how the NHS offer of genome sequencing has progressed so far, the benefits that a personalised treatment has been able to offer, and the opportunities for progressing the role of genomics in the future.

Keynote speaker: Professor Peter Clark (Clinical Lead, Cancer Drugs Fund)


Find more details on the Westminster Health Forum website and the full agenda here.


United Kingdom


Westminster Health Forum
01344 864796
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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.