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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) for Genomic Professionals

January 9 2023 - January 10 2023

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) for Genomic Professionals

9 – 10 January 2023 | Online course

Guy’s and St Thomas’ Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) for Genomic Professionals Course will highlight the fundamental approaches and limitations for professionals keen to ensure equality, diversity and inclusion in their genomic practice. Through the use of action learning sets participants will learn the basics of culturally competent service provision and the principles needed to develop outcome focussed change in their relevant professional groups. This course aims to support the development of practical and collaborative initiatives that work towards equity in genomic services and healthcare.


Delegates will gain:

  • Improved confidence in developing change management approaches to EDI in genetics
  • Access to multimedia resources and literature about EDI in genetics
  • Skills for the development of a practical and achievable EDI approaches
  • Assignment to designated learning sets to support long term collaboration and commitment to identified EDI objectives


This course is relevant for any healthcare professional undertaking a clinical role in clinical genomics seeking a structured and taught course that they can apply to practice. It is relevant for medical, nursing and midwifery, allied health and scientific colleagues, including; consultant geneticists, specialist registrars in genetics, genetic counsellors, clinical scientists in genetics, genetic nurse specialists and genomic researchers.

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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.