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RCOG: Genomics in perinatal medicine webinar

February 22 2022 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

This free on-demand webinar from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, will explore the use, potential and challenges of implementing genomics in perinatal medicine.

Donna Kirwan, Midwifery Lead in NHS England and NHS Improvement’s Genomics Unit, will discuss midwives’ role in prenatal genetic testing.

Who should attend:

  • All clinicians in Obstetrics
  • Allied Healthcare Professionals related to perinatal care
  • Midwives
  • SAS Doctors

For more information and to register your place, please visit the RCOG event page.

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.