Technology

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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The Future of Surgery

Welcome to the Future of Surgery The Commission on the Future of Surgery gazed twenty years into the future to identify advances in medicine and technology that are likely to change surgical care. We analysed evidence and assessed the implications of such developments for patients, the surgical profession and the healthcare system. This is an …

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Genomic Technologies in Clinical Diagnostics: Next Generation Sequencing

Genomic Technologies in Clinical Diagnostics: Next Generation Sequencing   Understand new and established genomic sequencing technologies, and how to apply them in clinical practice. Join this free online course here!   Why join the course? Powerful new technologies have been driving forward immense and exciting changes in clinical practice. The days of peering down the microscope to …

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Webinar: Utilization of Multiple Molecular Testing Methodologies to Aid in Lung Cancer Patient Management

In the last few years several molecular testing methodologies — such as immunohistochemistry, PCR, and sequencing — have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to aid in the management of patients with lung cancer. In this webinar you’ll learn how these very different technologies serve specific needs and how creating a testing …

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Webinar: Bioinformatics Basics: Variant Calling Using High-Throughput Sequencing Data

High-throughput (or, next-generation) sequencing data analysis requires a specialized biological and computational skillset. Scientists are required to work with large and complex files, program pipelines, use powerful computer hardware, and interpret results in a statistical context. While some analytical frameworks can be quite involved, several core steps are repeated among analyses. This webinar will describe …

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Webinar: Validation and Internal QC of Clinical NGS to Support an Accredited Diagnostic Workflow

Speaker: Dr. Kevin Balbi Head of Bioinformatics Sarah Cannon Molecular Diagnostics   In this webinar, Kevin Balbi, head of bioinformatics at Sarah Cannon Molecular Diagnostics, will discuss the validation of targeted sequencing panels on the Ion Torrent platform using Horizon Discovery’s Tru-Q controls. He will also discuss how those controls are being used for ongoing …

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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.