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RCNi webinar series: From Niche to Necessity: Genomics in routine care

June 29 2021 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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One event on July 21 2021 at 2:00 PM

One event on September 8 2021 at 2:00 PM

NHS England and NHS Improvement and Health Education England’s Genomics Education Programme have partnered with the RCNi and extend a warm invitation to you to join  an introductory series of 3 webinars exploring genomics, its use in healthcare and the opportunities it brings for nurses, midwives, and health visitors. With no prior knowledge of genomics required, each webinar will highlight different topics and feature contributions from a wide variety of professional in practice, suitable for all from ‘Novice to Expert’.


Each webinar is CPD-certified and will allow you to gain two hours of participatory CPD towards your revalidation.


Webinar 1 – What is Genomics: How will this change my clinical practice? 29th June 14:00-16:00

The first webinar will explore what genomics is, why nurses and midwives need to get involved now, and how will it change practice for the benefit of patients.

Introduction by Chief Nursing Officer for England, Ruth May


Webinar 2 – How is genomics changing healthcare right now and in the future? 21st July 14:00-16:00

In the second webinar you will hear how genomics is already being used throughout healthcare to bring real benefits to patients including lots of examples from nurses and midwives working in the field.

Introduction by Chief Midwifery Officer for England, Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent


Webinar 3 – Genomics: It’s my time to learn! 8th September 14:00-16:00

The final webinar will explore opportunities for learning about genomics including what’s currently out there to help healthcare professionals get up to speed with what they need for their own practice.

Introduction by Chief Nurse for Health Education England, Professor Mark Radford


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.