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Illustration of a pregnant woman and a DNA strand with a photo of Jo Hargrave (Lead Midwife, East GMSA) with text: 'Are midwives ready for the Genomic Era?'

Are midwives ready for the Genomics Era?

Taken from the Maternity and Midwifery Forum website, this article by our Lead Midwife, Joanne Hargrave, highlights developments around genomics and how midwives and students need to keep up-to-date in order to provide appropriate information and care.

5 Mar 2024, 11:51 a.m.
Lynch Syndrome patient event Nottingham

Lynch Syndrome patient event in April

Do you have a diagnosis of Lynch Syndrome? Join us for a FREE patient event in Nottingham (with virtual joining option) on 22 April 2024.

27 Feb 2024, 12:45 p.m.
Rare Disease Day 2024

Rare Disease Day 2024

This year Rare Disease Day - an annual international day to raise awareness of rare diseases and conditions - is itself even more rare as it falls on 29 February this leap year!

2 Feb 2024, 9:19 a.m.
Dr Padmalal Gurugama

Gene-editing offers hope for people with hereditary disorder

A group of patients with a hereditary disorder have had their lives transformed by a single treatment of a breakthrough gene-editing therapy, a study reports.

31 Jan 2024, 10 p.m. From: CUH
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East Genomics at Festival of Genomics and Biodata

We hear from Jo and Chris, both based at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, who spoke at the Festival of Genomics and Biodata held in London, 24-45 January 2024.

31 Jan 2024, 2:25 p.m.
East Prenatal Genomics Forum square

NEW East region Prenatal Genomics Forum

We are pleased to invite anyone working in Feto-Maternal or Prenatal services, midwifery or genetics to join our new Prenatal Genomics Forum for the East region.

30 Jan 2024, 2:40 p.m.
Jan 2024 newsletter

Our January 2024 newsletter out now!

Our latest East Genomics newsletter is out.

22 Jan 2024, 4:45 p.m.
Dr Martin Besser

Thousands of people with inherited blood disorders to get world-first NHS test to curb transfusion side effects

From today, almost 18,000 people in England with sickle cell disorder and thalassaemia can have a world-first genetic test to better match future blood transfusions, reducing the risk of side effects.

22 Jan 2024, 1:56 p.m.
East GMSA GP role

Recruitment: Opportunity for TWO GP Leads

We have an exciting opportunity for two GPs to support transformation of the health and care of patients and communities through a fast-changing national Genomic Medicine Service that will provide equitable and consistent access to services across the East GMSA geography.

17 Jan 2024, 10:29 a.m.
NHS Genomic Networks of Excellence

NHS Genomic Networks of Excellence

NHSE has announced funding for eight new NHS Genomic Networks of Excellence.

16 Jan 2024, 11 a.m.
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Genomics Education Programme Patient Experience Survey

The Genomics Education Programme (GEP) has launched a new patient survey and are encouraging patients from across the UK with experience of genomic testing to take part.

15 Jan 2024, 11:25 a.m.
Scientists working at the East Genomic Laboratory Hub

Landmark national study supports use of whole genome sequencing in standard cancer care

In the largest study of its kind, scientists today report how combining health data with whole genome sequence (WGS) data in patients with cancer can help doctors provide more tailored care for their patients.

11 Jan 2024, 10:30 a.m.
MODY in pregnancy event Feb 2024

Monogenic Diabetes in Maternity: National Study Day

Calling all diabetes teams working in maternity in England...

10 Jan 2024, 3:58 p.m.
Loretta MacInnes video - Fabry disease diagnosis

Patient stories highlight power and potential of genomic testing

As part of their '12 Days of Christmas' social media countdown, the national Genomics Education Programme shared a collection of patient stories to illustrate the power and potential of genomic testing.

9 Jan 2024, 2:04 p.m.
Revised genomic competency framework for nurses

Revised genomic competence framework for UK nurses published

The National Genomics Education programme has published the revised genomic competency framework for nurses.

3 Jan 2024, 1:44 p.m.
Festival of Genomics and Biodata 2024 Midwifery

Join our Lead Midwife and PPV Chair at the Festival of Genomics and Biodata

We are pleased to announce that our Lead Midwife and Chair of our Patient and Public Voice (PPV) Panel will be co-delivering sessions at the upcoming Festival of Genomics and Biodata, which is being held from 24-25 January at the Excel, London.

3 Jan 2024, 10:41 a.m.
Nottingham BRC conference 2023

Join us at the Nottingham BRC Conference 2023

Join us at the Nottingham BRC Conference 2023 on Friday 8 December where our Clinical Director, Dick Sandford will take part in a dedicated session on genomics / precision medicine.

27 Nov 2023, 3:17 p.m.
GLH Science Educator Lead role

We're hiring! Two Science Educator Leads sought

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the East NHS Genomic Laboratory Hub (GLH) as a Scientist Education Lead.

27 Nov 2023, 1:49 p.m.
Genomics England podcats

Podcast: Transforming the NHS with genomic medicine

This year Genomics England celebrated their 10-year anniversary, the NHS celebrated a significant milestone of 75 years.

23 Nov 2023, 11:33 a.m.

Powerful new digital genetics tool to support diagnosis and care for cancers and rare conditions launched at UHL

A new digital tool for taking the genetic family history of patients, which can improve the process for diagnosing cancers and rare conditions, has been launched at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

21 Nov 2023, 3:07 p.m.