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What does genomics mean for families? – iHV webinar series

January 27 2022 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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 technologies.
  • Consideration of the implications for the wider family when a genomic diagnosis is made, including what this means for future pregnancies.
  • Exploration of how health visitors can support families after they have received a genomic diagnosis.

Watch the first webinar and book your place to the second from the iHV webinar page.


January 27 2022
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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United Kingdom


Institute of Health Visiting
+44 (0) 207 265 7352
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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.