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  • New report templates for 100,000 Genomes Project results

    New report templates for 100,000 Genomes Project results

    posted on 20th November 2017  |  0 Comments  |  Not tagged.

    Posted from: ACGS

     A set of templates for reporting variants identified through the 100,000 Genomes Project is now available to members. The document entitled "Explanatory notes" explains the principles underpinning the design, some suggestions about how they might be used and notes relevant to the forthcoming revision of the ACGS general reporting guidelines. Please note that the templates are labelled as v1.0 because they will undoubtedly need to be revised/refined in the future. Please send any comments directly to Sian Ellard.
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  • Positions vacant on the workforce development committee (WDC)

    Positions vacant on the workforce development committee (WDC)

    posted on 17th November 2017  |  0 Comments  |  Not tagged.

    Posted from: ACGS

    The ACGS workforce development committee (WDC) is looking for expressions of interest from the following groups of staff to join the WDC:  

    Bioinformaticians including STPs & HSSTs
    Pre-registration scientists/Band 7 scientists
    Genetic technologists.

    The WDC provides professional direction on behalf of the Association for Clinical Genomic Science (ACGS) to support the training and educational development of healthcare science staff working in NHS Genetic Laboratories from the UK and to make recommendations about future workforce requirements. More information on the WDC's remit can be found at:

    /workforce-development/remit/

    The WDC meets face to face twice a year and in the interim keeps in contact via email/teleconferences.

    If you are interested in joining the WDC please send a brief statement detailing relevant experience in training and why you feel you would be suitable for this role, to Alison Taylor-Beadling and Michelle Fenlon, Co-Chairs of ACGS WDC - email: Alison.Taylor-Beadling@gosh.nhs.uk  MICHELLE.FENLON@bwnft.nhs.uk by Friday 1st December.

     

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  • NEW Draft NHS Genomic Laboratory Services Service Specification

    posted on 13th November 2017  |  0 Comments  |  Not tagged.

    Posted from: ACGS

    The most up-to-date draft version of the NHSE (England) Genomic Laboratory Service Specification is out for consultation.  This document and related information is  now available to view on this page. The Executive committee will collate feedback from ACGS members as key stakeholders, in particular addressing any need for filling-in gaps/missing information and areas that need further clarification and further detail.  

    Please submit any points you would like addressing to Simon (Simon.McCullough@belfasttrust.hscni.net)  - ACGS Secretary -  by Monday 20th November to allow us to collate a suitable response.

     We look forward to hearing from you,

     Best wishes,

    Dom McMullan , Chair (on behalf of ACGS Executive Committee)

    

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