We are delighted to announce the launch of QGenome across the East GMSA region. QGenome offers clinicians readily-accessible, evidence-based clinical guidance and a streamlined mechanism to instigate genomic investigations and onward referrals, where necessary. It is freely available on iOS, Android and Web apps.
QGenome has been live across the South East GMSA for some time and we are really pleased to now be able to launch this service across the East GMSA region.
We are launching QGenome with a focus on Cancer. Other specialties including Cardiology, Renal, Midwifery/prenatal and Neurology will follow once the application has bedded in across the region. Please do contact the QGenome team (opens in a new tab) if you have a particular interest in these additional specialties.
It has been my great pleasure to work with the QGenome team in developing QGenome for the East GMSA. I am very excited that we are now at the launch stage and look forward to rolling it out across our region.Marc Tischkowitz, Professor of Medical Genetics and Honorary Consultant, Cambridge University Hospitals
The field of Genomics cuts across all aspects of healthcare and impacts individuals of all ages, from rare syndromes to common conditions, like cancer or diabetes. Huge scientific advances have revolutionised how genomic technology and its clinical application can be used in disease prevention and treatment. Clinicians need quick user-friendly tools to help them navigate this rapidly evolving area, which is where QGenome comes in.
QGenome offers clinicians readily-accessible, evidence-based clinical guidance and a streamlined mechanism to instigate genomic investigations and onward referrals, where necessary. It is freely available on iOS (opens in a new tab), Android (opens in a new tab) and Web apps (opens in a new tab).
- is a point of care tool for any healthcare professional or multidisciplinary team who needs guidance navigating the role of genomic testing at various stages of the patient pathway.
- enables busy clinicians to quickly distinguish between patients with sporadic disease and those with a potential genetic condition by highlighting the relevance of genomics at specific decision points in their patient’s management.
- is aligned to the NHS National Genomic Test Directory (opens in a new tab), with links to genomic test request forms, record of discussion forms, national guidelines and published literature.
Content development has drawn on the expertise and input of specialist teams through iterative and collaborative workshops, ensuring QGenome supports the needs of the clinical community it serves.
QGenome is funded through NHSE’s Genomic Medicine Service Transformation Programme. It is an expansion of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust’s successful Cancer Genetics app, which launched in 2016 and was funded by Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity.
Existing users of the Cancer Genetics app can seamlessly transfer across to QGenome by simply updating the app on the AppleStore or GooglePlay.
QGenome is powered by the Clinibee platform. This platform enables clinicians to collaborate on the development of app content across geographic boundaries, ensures appropriate governance controls are in place and distributes published clinical guidance to healthcare professionals at the front line.
The design of QGenome is specifically architected to be sustainable and to accommodate future developments, including expansion to additional speciality areas and tailoring content or links to different regional needs as required.
So what are you waiting for? Use QGenome iOS, Android and Web apps now and start exploring how it can support your clinical practice and improve outcomes for your patients and their families. QGenome - developed by clinicians for clinicians – giving you more answers in less time.