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Genomic Scenarios in Primary Care

March 8 2021 - March 28 2021

The Wellcome Genome Campus, in partnership with Future Learn, are excited to announce their new, free online course “Genomic Scenarios in Primary Care”. On this course you will explore the role of genomics in primary care practice through real world case studies and learn how to manage patients with direct to consumer tests.

Topics covered:

  • The types of genomic testing available
  • Considerations and limitations on commercial genomic testing
  • An overview of the NHS Genomic Medicine Service
  • Assessment and management of patients presenting with genomic test results
  • Ethical and communication issues pertaining to genomic testing

The course runs for 3 weeks starting Monday 8th March and requires around 3 hours of study per week. The learning is flexible with materials available at any time.

For more information, and to sign up for the course, please visit the Future Learn website.


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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.