Health professionals and educators can download free-to-use 10-minute presentation
Guidelines for non-genetics health professionals updated to include genomic healthcare
The National Genetics and Genomics Education Centre has published a collection of free-to-use genetics and genomics images.
In January, the Centre’s digital team designed and developed a new website for the RAPID project about non-invasive prenatal testing and diagnosis (NIPT/D).
The NGGEC would like to thank everyone who took the time to review the draft revised national occupational standards (NOS) for genetics and genomics for non-genetics healthcare professionals, which concluded in February.
Making a difference to patients’ lives
To mark this year’s Rare Disease Day on 28 February, the National Genetics and Genomics Education Centre invited The AKU Society to write a post reflecting on the work that is being done to tackle this rare disease – and how this benefits not just patients, but their families, carers and beyond.
February 28 is International Rare Disease Day for 2014. To mark the day we offer answers here to 6 key questions about rare diseases and their treatment in the UK
1) What is a rare disease?
The UK’s Department of Health define a ‘rare’ disease as one which:
- has an incidence of less than 1 in 2000 people
- and is a life-threatening or chronically debilitating disease
- and requires special combined efforts to enable patients to be treated effectively. Continue reading