"Just in Time" Resources for Clinicians

GeNotes Oncology

Health Education England’s Genomics Education Programme (GEP) has developed an exciting new flagship resource for healthcare professionals, in collaboration with expert working groups across the NHS. GeNotes – or genomic notes for clinicians – is being released on a public beta basis, with two packages of resources now available to access, including Oncology!

GeNotes offers ‘just in time’ education on when, why and how to request genomic testing as well as feeding back results to patients, and is based around – and designed to support – the latest National Genomic Test Directory. But that’s not all. GeNotes is the first resource of its kind to offer both practical and educational information on genomic testing to NHS clinicians at the point of need, underpinned by supporting education for those keen to extend their knowledge.

Organised into two tiers, GeNotes offers ‘In the Clinic’ scenarios focused on the point of patient care, while the ‘Knowledge Hub’ acts as an encyclopaedia of educational resources to provide learning opportunities for those keen to extend their knowledge.

Find out more about this fabulous new resource here.


QGenome has been developed by Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust's Regional Genetics service, a partner in the South East Genomic Medicine Service Alliance, and UBQO to provide streamlined genomic risk assessment, testing and referral guidance in an accessible and user-friendly format.

QGenome enables users to decide which patients may be eligible for genomic investigations and risk assessment, in line with the NHSE Genomic Test Directory and published literature. It provides clinicians with a framework of questions that can be used in their clinical approach when managing patients who are concerned about an inherited susceptibility to disease.

The application allows users to access up to date clinical guidance, at the ‘point of care’, and delivers a time-efficient mechanism to instigate genomic evaluation and onward referrals, where necessary. It is freely available on iOS, android and web-based platforms.

The aim of QGenome is to facilitate quicker access to enhanced surveillance, risk-reduction options, genetic counselling, genomic testing, clinical trials and multidisciplinary care for patients and their families.

Further information can be found here