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Niche to Necessity: The Northern Return

February 8 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Following on from the highly successful ‘Niche to Necessity’ webinars in summer 2021, the North East and Yorkshire and North West Genomic Medicine Service Alliances, in collaboration with Health Education England North West have partnered with the RCNi and extend a warm invitation to you to join us for ‘Niche to Necessity: The Northern Return.

This two hour webinar will explore genomics, its use in healthcare and the opportunities it brings for nurses, midwives and health visitors and how to get involved.

With no prior knowledge of genomics required, the webinar will highlight different topics and feature contributions from a wide variety of professionals in practice, suitable for all from novice to expert.

Find out more and register for the free webinar on the Eventbrite page.

Critical incident affecting genomics tests from Viapath

We have been experiencing issues with the IT systems at our Hub laboratory based at Guy’s Hospital as a result of recent extreme weather. We have been working hard to fix these issues and minimise the impact on our services. Please be aware that as a result of this critical incident you may experience some delays to receiving results and some test reports may look different. 

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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.