NHS England launches public consultation on clinical genomics services

In this online consultation, health professionals are invited to share their views on suggested changes to clinical genomics services in England

NHS England has launched a public consultation on changes to the way clinical genomics services are delivered in England.

Clinical genomics services (previously called clinical genetics services) involve clinical geneticists and genetic counsellors working with other health professionals to diagnose genetic conditions and/or assess a patient’s risk of inheriting or developing a genomic condition. They provide and co-ordinate treatment for patients, as well as counselling and emotional support for both patients and their families.

Online questionnaire

NHS England would like to invite you to share your views on the changes being proposed through an online survey, which you can fill out on NHS England’s dedicated webpage. On that webpage, you will also find a handy guide that provides an overview of the changes being proposed (easy-read versions are available on request), as well as a host of other helpful documents.
The consultation is open from Thursday 1 September until midnight on Friday 30 September.

Supporting webinars

NHS England is hosting two webinars to give you the opportunity to hear more about the changes and to ask questions. Each webinar will be aimed at specific audiences, so check below to find out which is most relevant to you.

Webinar 1: NHS staff, healthcare professionals and policymakers
Date: Monday 12 September, 10am to 11am
Click here to register

Webinar 2: Patients, patient groups and charities and other stakeholders
Date: Wednesday 14 September, 10am to 11am
Click here to register

The sessions have been designed to help clarify the changes being proposed, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions. However, it is recommended that you complete the consultation questionnaire prior to joining a webinar, to enable organisers to ensure that all views are taken into consideration.

For more information, visit the dedicated NHS England webpage.