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Mainstreaming Genomic Medicine: An Introduction to Genomics

January 20 2022 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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One event on March 28 2022 at 1:00 PM

Part of an online series of interactive workshops organised by the team at North Thames GMSA/GLH, with the aim to provide healthcare professionals the opportunities to engage and ask questions and find out what further information and support is available.

An Introduction to Genomics 

This session will cover: principles of genomic testing and clinical applications, the consent conversation, implications of results and ethical, legal, and social issues of genome testing. Participants will be asked to do some pre-reading before the session which will take approximately 30 minutes.

Thu 20th Jan 2022 14.00-15.00 or Mon 28th Mar 2022 13.00-14.00


To book your place and if you have any questions, would like further information or to discuss individual needs, please contact the Programme Lead Corrine Trim on corinnetrim@nhs.net.


The programme has been developed in the line with the HEE GEP competency framework to facilitate the consent conversation for genomic testing and the competency framework for communicating germline genomic results.

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.