This course is intended to help healthcare professionals understand the NGRL and its purpose within the NHS GMS for patients who will be eligible for WGS. The session will introduce the NGRL, how it is governed and accessed, and how it is linked to the NHS GMS.
Why take this course?
This course is designed to help you understand the NGRL and its purpose within the NHS GMS for patients who will be eligible for whole genome sequencing (WGS). It forms part of a series of courses that provides best-practice guides to help learners enable informed patient choice about genomic tests and consider practical and ethical aspects to genomic testing.
The series aims to provide you with a foundation for addressing genomic testing with patients, or to refresh your knowledge if you are already doing this in practice.
Who is this course aimed at?
This course is primarily targeted at any healthcare professional working in the NHS who will be involved in requesting WGS in the GMS. Individuals accessing this course are expected to already have a fundamental understanding of genomics in relation to their clinical practice.
What will I learn?
You will learn about how data and samples are stored and accessed as part of the NGRL, and how this differs from clinical access within the NHS GMS. You will also learn about approaches to discussing the NGRL with your patients, who have a distinct choice to be part of this when they are choosing to have WGS.
How will I learn?
The course is delivered through textual content, images and audio clips. On completion of the course, a short assessment will provide an opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned. You will then be able to receive a record of your feedback and obtain a downloadable certificate of participation.
To learn more about facilitating genomic testing in the GMS, take a look at these other courses in the Facilitating Genomic Testing:
- Introduction to Offering Genomic Tests
- Discussing Diagnostic Germline Genomic Tests
- Discussing Targeted Germline Genomic Tests
- Data and Sample Management in the NHS Genomic Medicine Service