Primary care offered genetic decision system

Source: Practice Index 25.10.22

GPs and their practice staff have been asked to evaluate a pioneering new resource aimed
at helping them make decisions about patient genetic issues.

Genomic notes for clinicians – GeNotes – has been developed by Health Education England
and is now to be extended to primary care. It will enable clinicians to decide when to refer
patients for genomic testing. GPs can now test the tool and then give feedback to Health
Education England. Within oncology and paediatrics, clinicians have already given
GeNotes a 90% usability score, Health Education England said.

The project’s primary care adviser Dr Jude Hayward said: “As genomic testing continues
to be embedded within clinical care, particularly in rare disease and cancer, our primary
care colleagues need quick access to concise, focused information about referral routes
and clinical management. In developing GeNotes, we have fine-tuned the resources to
offer just the information a busy clinician needs at the point of patient care. Our user
research is an important component to help us make further improvements before we
roll out the service more widely across primary care.”

Genomic notes for clinicians

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