Northern Genetics Service

North East & North Cumbria NHS Genomic Medicine Centre

NENC GMC, Institute of Genetic Medicine, East WIng, International Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3BZ

0191 241 8604

Referrals to the 100,000 Genomes Project

As you may be aware, the 100,000 Genomes Project ends in 2018 with a plan from Genomics England to sequence all submitted samples by the end of December 2018 and return all results by the end of March 2019.

All DNA samples need to be with the UK Biorepository by 28th September 2018. All clinical data must be uploaded by the end of November 2018. Most of the North East and North Cumbria Project team’s contracts end on or before 30th September 2018.

 No further referrals can be made to the Rare Diseases arm of the Project after Friday 4th May 2018. Recruitment of new cancer patient referrals will stop during the summer months, the exact date will be confirmed towards the end of the Project.  The Project team will ensure that all patients and participants that have been offered whole genome sequencing will be able to be recruited with their DNA sample(s) dispatched and data uploaded before the deadlines.

 


Cancer

For Newcastle Hospitals’ patients there is now no requirement for clinicians to send a referral form to the 100,000 Genomes Project team for cancer patients, for whole genome sequencing.  

Formalin has been removed from all operating theatres in Newcastle Hospitals, so all tissue should now be being sent fresh to Pathology.  If you know of any Formalin still in operating theatres please contact Pathology. If tissue arriving at Pathology can be sampled for whole genome sequencing then the operating surgeon will be sent an email informing them that tissue has been successfully obtained, and unless instructed otherwise, the patient will be approached by the 100,000 Genomes Project team and invited to have whole genome sequencing.

To view the process that is now in place, in Newcastle Hospitals please click here

To check Cancer eligibility criteria please click here 

If you have any questions or comments please contact the 100,000 Genomes Project team on: 0191 241 8604.

 

Rare Disease

Referrals for Rare Diseases in North East and North Cumbria closed on 4th May 2018

If you want to discuss referring a patient after this date then please contact the Project team by email on 100k.GenomesProject@nuth.nhs.uk or tnu-tr.gmc@nhs.net


 


Results from the 100,000 Genomes Project

If you have a query about results please do not call the local Project team.  Instead, please call Genomics England Service Desk on: 0808 281 9535 or visit www.genomicsengland.co.uk/contact-us/  where you can fill in an online query form.

Alternatively you can email Genomics England using the appropriate email address:

Participants should write to this email: info@genomicsengland.co.uk

Clinicians should write to: ge-servicedesk@genomicsengland.co.uk

Results from the Project have taken longer than expected to be returned, this is a national issue but we apologise for the delay to our participants and clinical staff here in the North East and North Cumbria.

Contact Us

Email: tnu-tr.gmc@nhs.net (from an NHS.net account)

or 100k.genomesproject@nuth.nhs.uk (from a NUTH account)

Telephone: 0191 241 8604

Follow us on Twitter: @nencgmc #genomes100k

Links

Genomics England Ltd and the 100,000 Genomes Project across the country - find out more about the work of the 100,000 Genomes Project across England.

The 100,000 Genomes Project in the North East and North Cumbria - find out more about the 100,000 Genomes Project in the North East and North Cumbria Genomic Medicine Centre.

The NENC GMC Project Team - find out more about the members of staff working on the 100,000 Genomes Project in the North East and North Cumbria Genomic Medicine Centre.

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