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For Healthcare Professionals

 

Internet resources for Healthcare Professionals

NHS Evidence is a service that enables access to authoritative clinical and non-clinical evidence and best practice through a web-based portal.

The NHS National Genetics Education and Development Centre has a section on their website for health professionals who would like to learn more about the genetics knowledge, skills and attitudes that are useful for clinical roles, entitled Learning Genetics.

The UK National Screening Committee website has information on all national programs, including antenatal and newborn screening.

Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) database is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders authored and edited by Dr Victor A McKusick and his colleagues at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere.

Orphanet is a database dedicated to information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.

GeneTests is a publicly funded medical genetics information resource developed for physicians, other healthcare providers, and researchers, available at no cost to all interested persons.

The UK Genetics Testing Network (UKGTN) website has been designed for health care professionals (both clinical scientists and clinicians), commissoners and the public. Users are able to search an online database of UKGTN laboratories and the tests each laboratory provides.

The European Directory of DNA Diagnostic Laboratories (EDDNAL) is a non-profit directory supported mainly by funding from the European Commission, which is specifically intended for use by physicians, researchers and other medical genetics health professionals.

The Association of British Insurers has produced an information leaflet for consumers regarding the current moratorium on genetic testing and insurance.