Medical Oncology Training Curriculum

Genomics Toolkit for primary care

The Genomics Toolkit has been developed by the Royal College of General Practitioners in collaboration with Heath Education England Genomics Education Programme. The toolkit can be used to support increasing understanding, raise awareness of Genomics Medicine and support primary care with increased knowledge of how genomics can contribute to improving patient care in a ‘genomics era’.

Episode 6 “An introduction to genomics in primary care” featuring RCGP Chair, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard.

Episode 7 “An introduction to genomics basic terminology” and the potential for primary care involvement.

Episode 8 “Potential impact of applications of genomic medicine in primary care” citing the importance of family history and conditions seen though secondary care specialties.

Episode 9 “Considerations around the ethical, social and legal implications of genomics in primary care” also discussing direct consumer testing and pharmacogenomics.

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.