Monthly Archives: January 2007

Choosing to hear? Genetic Counselling in silence – GPU hosts seminar by Dr Anna Middleton

On Thursday of this week, the GPU hosted a seminar by Dr Anna Middleton, Consultant Research Genetic Counsellor at the Institute of Medical Genetics, Cardiff.  Anna told us about her previous work and current research on attitudes to genetic counselling … Continue reading

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Further funding for National Genetics Centre

The Department of Health last week confirmed its intention to continue to fund the NHS National Genetics Education and Development Centre for an additional 2 years (until 2009). Prof. Maggie Kirk who heads the Genomics Policy Unit here at Glamorgan … Continue reading

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ISONG conference coming to UK in 2007

The International Society of Nurses in Genetics (ISONG) is holding its 20th annual conference in Bristol, England during May18-21, 2007. The deadline for abstracts for this years meeting ‘Global Issues in Genomic Healthcare’ is January 29. For more information: http://www.isong.org/events/conference.cfm

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District nurse wins genetics survey prize draw

During September we published articles in seven nursing journals that illustrated how genetics is relevant to each of the specialist areas. Alongside the articles was a questionnaire asking nurses to feedback to us on their views about genetics. Congratulations to … Continue reading

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Genetics Education for Nursing Professional Groups – Report now available

Although this BLOG site may have been dormant for the past couple of months we have been busy here at the Genomics Policy Unit and National Genetics Education and Development Centre.A new report is now freely available at http://www.geneticseducation.nhs.uk/downloads/NursingEducatorsSurvey_Report.pdf that … Continue reading

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