Meet the GMSA team

Sean Whittaker- Our Team

Sean Whittaker

Medical Director

Frances Elmslie

Clinical Director

Tootie Bueser

Director of Nursing & Midwifery

Lucy Galloway

Pharmacy Lead

Nisha Shaunak

Pharmacy Lead

Simone Gelinas

Senior Programme Manager

Karen Sleigh

Senior Programme Manager

Dominic Studart

Nursing Lead

Joanne Hargrave

Midwifery Lead

Nicola Husain

Education & Training Lead

Heidy Brandon

Education & Training Lead

Andrea Forman

Genetic Counselling Lead

David McKinnon- Our Team

David McKinnon

Digital and Informatics Lead

Mohammed Khan

Digital and Informatics Programme Manager

Max Whibley

Pathology Lead

Anju Kulkarni

Clinical Genetics Service Lead (GSTT)

Frances Elmslie

Clinical Genetics Service Lead (SGUH)

Senior Responsible Officers (SRO)

Vinodh Kumar

Pharmacy SRO

Avey Bhatia

Nursing & Midwifery SRO

Michael Simpson

Research & Innovation SRO

Transformation Project Clinical Leads

Tony Wierzbicki

Familial Hypercholesterolaemia
National Project

Adam Shaw

National Project

Anna Brackenridge

Monogenic Diabetes
National Project

Ali Chakera

Monogenic Diabetes
National Project

Nirupa Murugaesu- Our Team

Nirupa Murugaesu

National Project

Frances Elmslie

Sudden Cardiac Death
National Project

Emma Matthews

Regional Project

Anju Kulkarni

Quest Genomics
Regional Project

Ania Koziell

Regional Project

Katie Snape

Regional Project

Programme Management Office

Jessica Gutmann – Transformation Project Manager

Adam Reekie – Transformation Project Manager

Anna Kim – Project Manager

Makeda Glaze – Project Manager

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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.