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#GenomicsConversation – Week of Action 2020

March 16 @ 9:00 am - March 20 @ 5:00 pm

Save the date: join us Monday 16th – Friday 20th March 2020 for the third annual week of action on genomics.


What is the Genomics Conversation?     The genomics conversation is an annual week of activity to raise awareness of genomics among health professionals.
Learn     The week features a number of free activities designed to raise awareness of genomics and its impact on patient care.
Share     Participants can spread the word on social media and in person with colleagues and friends.
Connect     Come together with peers and genomics experts in our online chats and panel events.
Find out more here: https://www.genomicseducation.hee.nhs.uk/about-us/the-genomics-conversation/


We will be holding multiple events throughout the week across the London South region. We have organised a range of activities including interactive stalls at some of our Trust sites and nurse education events with the aim of sparking conversations about genomics and raising awareness with all healthcare professionals. Also planned are a series of Q&As that we’ll post on this website, with a range of health care professionals across our region to find out how genomic medicine may benefit their patients and impact the way they work as a clinician.
For our patients and public, we are holding a Patient and Public Engagement event, Is Genomics relevant to me? Visit the PPE event page for more details on this.
Watch this space for more details and our final timetable. You can also follow us on Twitter for the latest updates.


March 16 @ 9:00 am
March 20 @ 5:00 pm
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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.
From April 2019 the interactive test ordering tool will be integrated into the National Genomics Informatics System (NGIS) and clinicians will be able to directly order tests online.