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

Referral to the 100,000 Genomes Project

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.  

 If tissue is sent to Pathology fresh (i.e. not in Formalin) and Pathology can sample it 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 for consent by the 100,000 Genomes Project team.

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.

 

Rare Disease

To check Rare Disease eligibility criteria please click here       

To refer a patient with a Rare Disease click here     

 


Introduction

Genomics England, a company owned by the Department of Health, is creating a lasting legacy for patients, the NHS and the UK economy through the sequencing of 100,000 genomes, all with the informed consent of participants in the 100,000 Genomes Project. The Project will transform the application of genetics in healthcare across the NHS.

The North East and North Cumbria NHS Genomic Medicine Centre (NENC GMC) is one of 13 newly-founded GMC sites located across England that are working in partnership with NHS England and Genomics England Ltd to realise the goals of the 100,000 Genomes Project.

The NENC GMC covers County Durham, Northumberland, Teesside, Tyne and Wear, northern Cumbria and parts of North Yorkshire, serving a population of 3.1 million. Our GMC is located within the International Centre for Life, in Newcastle Upon Tyne, and is based within the Northern Genetics Service run by the Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The 100,000 Genomes Project is an exciting, national development for NHS patients in England, and the NENC GMC’s dedicated project team are supported by existing staff members of the Northern Genetics Service, and the custom built clinical and laboratory facilities at the International Centre for Life.


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.

Contact

Email: tnu-tr.gmc@nhs.net

Phone: 0191 241 8604

Twitter: @nencgmc #genomes100k

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