For Healthcare Professionals
resources for Healthcare Professionals
Evidence is a service that enables access to authoritative
clinical and non-clinical evidence and best practice through a
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.
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.
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
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