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Lunch and Learn: Think Patient Care, Think Genomics

September 30 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Session Three: Lynch Syndrome

Join us for our third edition of Lunch and learn, a series of webinars for nurses and midwives to gain 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.

 

Speakers and topics covered:

 

An introduction to Lynch Syndrome and the tumour pathway – a case discussion

Dr Adam Shaw – Consultant in Clinical Genetics, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

 

Genetic testing – the germline pathway and challenges for the patient and family members

Andrea Forman – Principal Genetic Counsellor, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

 

The role of the nurse now and in the future

Vicky Cuthill – Nurse Consultant, St Mark’s Hospital

 

A patient perspective – Tracy’s story

Tracy Smith – Trustee for Lynch Syndrome UK

 

Register your place via the Eventbrite page.

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.