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Scientist Training Programme 2021: Q&A webinar

January 28 2021 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Scientist Training Programme (STP) is a three-year programme of work-based learning, supported by a University accredited master’s degree. The aim of the STP is to produce graduates who will possess the essential knowledge, skills, experience and attributes required of a newly-qualified Clinical Scientist in the NHS. For more information on the STP, please visit the National School of Healthcare Science (NSHCS) website.


This webinar is for anyone interested in applying to the 2021 Scientist Training Programme.

Professor Berne Ferry, Head of the NSHCS, Jane Lynch and Namir Al Hasso, the Training Programme Directors of the STP, and Andrew Williams, Head of Admissions will be available to answer any of your questions.


Join the webinar via the NSHCS event webpage.

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.