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Get Connected: Our networks

On this page you can find out more about the various meetings, groups and networks for genomics in nursing and midwifery across the East Midlands and East of England.

Our Nursing and Midwifery team have a number of regular group meetings which aim to create, develop and sustain a 'community of practice' in our region.

NEW JAN 2024: East 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.

Run by NHS East Genomics, the Forum aims to bring together the MDT team in prenatal services - across the East Midlands and East of England - to discuss genomics in practice. 

The topic for our first meeting, which takes place on Tuesday 12th March 2024 via MS Teams, is Genomic Testing in Fetal Medicine: Clinical and Legal Implications of Missed Opportunities.

You can find out more about the agenda, and register your place, on our Forum sign up page here (opens in a new tab) (opens in a new tab).

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'Nursing links' network

Our East Genomic Medicine Service Alliance (GMSA) 'Nursing links' network is a bi-monthly meeting which brings together nursing and midwifery leaders from each of the 29 NHS Trusts in our region. Each representative has been nominated by their chief nurse.

The purpose of this meeting is:

  • To have a mechanism for the East GMSA to share national, regional and local genomics information with each Link, and for this to be cascaded within their Trust.
  • To have oversight of genomics activities in our regional 29 NHS Trusts.
  • Assist the East GMSA to network within their organisation (locating and linking with the most appropriate person in their Trust).

If you would like to know who the Nursing Link is in your organisation and what is happening in your local trust, please annette.breen@nuh.nhs.uk so you can be put you in touch with them.

If you are an NHS clinician you can request access to our Nursing and Midwifery (opens in a new tab) pages on the FutureNHS Collaboration Platform, where you can access meeting documents and recordings.

Regional Midwives in Genomics and Genetics Network (RegMiGGs)

The Regional Midwives in Genomics and Genetics Network (RegMiGGs) brings together regional midwives, educators and those in specialist roles that support the embedding of genomics in maternity services.

The group will work to achieve the following aims:

  • Support and encourage a network approach that will accelerate the integration of genomics within midwifery practice in the NHS in England and ensure the delivery of optimal genomics-informed care to mothers and babies;
  • Collaborate, where appropriate, to complete existing planned midwifery projects and support local priorities;
  • Share updates and learning on the implementation of genomics into midwifery practice and review how best practice can be shared and disseminated regionally, aligning with NHS GMS Alliance priorities;
  • Identify challenges to the integration of genomics within midwifery practice and work to identify ways to address these;
  • Share and disseminate exemplars of good practice in genomics in midwifery and Allied Health Professionals (AHP) practice to support the delivery of health benefits for pregnancy, women, babies, and families;

If you are an NHS clinician you can request access to our Nursing and Midwifery (opens in a new tab) pages on the FutureNHS Collaboration Platform, where you can access meeting documents and recordings.

Monogenic Diabetes Clinical Network

The East GMSA Regional Monogenic Diabetes Clinical Network provides an ongoing supportive learning environment for MD nurses to embed genomics within their local pathways.

To find out more please contact Dr Vidya Srinivas, East GMSA Clinical Lead for Monogenic Diabetes: vidya.srinivas@nnuh.nhs.uk

If you are an NHS clinician you can request access to our Monogenic Diabetes Clinical Network (opens in a new tab) pages on the FutureNHS Collaboration Platform, where you can access meeting documents and recordings.

Paediatric Forum

This monthly one hour online forum is an opportunity for Paediatricians and Neonatologists in our region to come together and review genomic cases, share best practice and learning as we get used to ordering tests from the National Genomic Test Directory.

To find out more please contact Dr Gemma Chandratillake, East Genomic Laboratory Hub (GLH) Education and Training Lead: gemma.chandratillake@nhs.net