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Lunch and Learn Mental Health Services

April 28 2023 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Lunch and Learn: Think Patient Care, Think Genomics

Mental health services and genomic medicine: embedding genomic testing in the memory clinic

Join us for our tenth edition of Lunch and Learn, a series of webinars for nurses and midwives to get an insight into how genomic testing is used across different areas of healthcare. Professionals will share their expertise of genomic tests available for patients through different patient pathways



  • The role of Genomics in mental health services and dementia care
  • The unmet needs for genomic investigations in mental health services
  • Spotlight on the patient experience
  • The North Thames GMSA transformation project – embedding genomic testing in the memory clinic


  • Dr Nick Bass, Clinical Associate Professor, UCL



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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.