diagnostic testing

Data in healthcare and life sciences – collection, innovation and data use

Join the Westminster Health Forum’s online conference on Data in healthcare and life sciences – collection, innovation and data use.   The agenda will cover: The role of Life Sciences and data in improving patient care and outcomes – progress made since the industrial strategy and maximising impact into the future Improving the collection and …

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The future for advanced therapies in the UK – research, innovation, and regulation

Join the Westminster Health Forum’s online policy conference on The future for advanced therapies in the UK – research, innovation, and regulation.   The agenda: Advanced therapies: power and potential for the UK – with Matthew Durdy, The Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult Key issues for research and development – investment, infrastructure, workforce and manufacturing Accelerating …

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Cancer prevention, care and research in England – priorities for diagnostics, local care delivery and accessing innovation

Join the Westminster Health Forum’s online policy conference on Cancer prevention, care and research in England.   The agenda: Meeting national ambitions for cancer care, the impact of COVID-19 and priorities going forward Developing Cancer Alliances – progress, best practice and implementing five-year plans Priorities for cancer screening and prevention – accountability, accessibility and reducing …

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Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) Online Course launch

Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT): An Introduction for Healthcare Professionals Get broad insight into the key issues surrounding Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing with this free online course for healthcare professionals, accredited by the Royal College of Midwives. Topics covered: Overview of genetics: The fundamentals that underpin genomics NIPT: The discovery of fetal cell free DNA Developments of …

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Cancer Genetics Course 2020

What is Guy’s Cancer Genetics course? This 4-day course covers a breadth of topics pertinent to the rapidly moving field of genomics, impacting all areas of healthcare. We will equip you with the basics of cancer genetic counselling, approaches to genetic testing, management of hereditary cancers and a consent taking workshop, covering a variety of …

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Genomic Variant Interpretation Course

The University of Manchester (UoM) have launched a new continuing professional development (CPD) course, funded by the HEE, which provides an introduction to the tools and procedures used in the interpretation of genetic variants in the clinical setting. This free course is aimed at Consultant Clinical geneticists, Genetic Counsellors (who have not undertaken STP training), …

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Covid update- NEWS

Genomics Laboratory Services and COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan

Genomics Laboratory Services and COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan Re: Genomics Laboratory Services and COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan Dear Service User I am writing to inform you of our current situation concerning the mobilisation of the London South Genomics Laboratory Hub operating model. As you are aware the NHS is dealing with unprecedented pressures and the …

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Dr Srividhya Sankaran- Maternal Fetal Medicine and Genomics NEWS

#GenomicsConversation spotlight on… Maternal-Foetal Medicine and Genomics

Spotlight on…Maternal-Foetal Medicine #GenomicsConversation Maternal-Foetal Medicine and Genomics This week is the national #GenomicsConversation week of action, part of a campaign launched by the Genomics Education Programme (GEP) to dispel the myths, explain the facts and outline the clinical impact of genomics. At London South we will be sharing a series of interviews with different health …

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#GenomicsConversation spotlight on… Neurodisability, Epilepsy and Genomics

Spotlight on…Neurodisbility and Epilepsy #GenomicsConversation Neurodisbility, Epilepsy and Genomics This week is the national #GenomicsConversation week of action, part of a campaign launched by the Genomics Education Programme (GEP) to dispel the myths, explain the facts and outline the clinical impact of genomics. At London South we will be sharing a series of interviews with …

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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.