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#GenomicsConversation week of action 2021

June 28 2021 @ 9:00 AM - July 2 2021 @ 5:00 PM

Join the GEP for a national week of action to get healthcare professionals talking about genomics


The genomics conversation is an annual week of activity to raise awareness of genomics among health professionals. Join us 28 June-2 July for a number of free activities and resources, including events, new podcasts, online courses and educational resources.

Day 1: I don’t know what genomics is.

Join for a quick, fun and digestible introduction.

Day 2: Genomics is not relevant to my role.

Join to hear from nurses, midwives and health visitors about just how relevant genomics is to them.

Day 3: It all sounds too difficult.

A common misconception is that genomics is a hugely complex topic to learn about. Join to find out how it is possible to grasp the fundamentals with ease.

Day 4: I don’t have time to learn about genomics.

Join to find out how quick and easy it can be to learn something new and relevant.

Day 5: I’m not sure what I should do next.

Whether you’re just starting out or considering specialising in this area of healthcare, on day 5 you can find out about lots of different ways to learn about genomics and keep up with the latest developments in your area of practice.


Find out more on the HEE GEP website.


June 28 2021 @ 9:00 AM
July 2 2021 @ 5:00 PM
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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.