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Let’s Talk: Genomics Medicine Across a Lifetime

June 22 @ 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

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One event on June 22 2022 at 12:30 PM

One event on June 23 2022 at 12:30 PM

Genomic tests are already available in the NHS for use in many childhood and adult cancers, inherited disorders and rare diseases, and more tests are becoming available every year through the NHS Genomic Medicine Service. To make sure everyone for whom genomics is appropriate can access the tests that are right for them, it’s important that all NHS healthcare professionals feel confident to recognise when it’s time to think genomics for their patients.

 

The North Thames and South East Genomic Medicine Services are running a series of webinars which will explore how Genomic Medicine can affect a patient across different stages of their life, and how different NHS disciplines are vital to making sure genomics is used safely and effectively.

 

Join our MDT panels this #GenomicsConversation week and learn more about where genomics is already being used, where it might go in the future and explore example case studies across the lifetime.

 

Tuesday 21st June 12:30-1pm | Let’s Talk: Genomic Medicine in Adulthood

Wednesday 22nd June 12:30-1pm | Let’s Talk: Genomic Medicine in Childhood and Adolescence

Thursday 23rd June 12:30-1pm | Let’s Talk: Genomic Medicine in Pregnancy and Pre-Natal Care

 

Register now for your free place via the Eventbrite page.

 

Please note this event is only for healthcare professionals working in London, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey and Sussex

Critical incident affecting genomics tests from Viapath

The issues with our IT systems have now been resolved  and our laboratory is processing all tests and referrals sent to us.

Please be aware that as normal services resume you may experience some delays to receiving results and the reports may look different.

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.