Joint Committee on Genomics in Medicine

Joint Committee on Genomics in Medicine

The Joint Committee on Genomics in Medicine was instituted in 1999 (as the Joint Medical Genetics Committee) as a tripartite committee of 
 The British Society for Genetic Medicine  (as the British Society for Human Genetics)
The Royal College of Pathologists
The Royal College of Physicians

with representation from other royal Colleges, patient organisations and the Department of Health. The initiative to form a joint committee between the three bodies arose from a desire to be able to present a unified stance for genetics in medicine.  The administration of the committee rotates between BSGM, RCPath and RCP.

Chair: Dr Helen Firth (RCP)

Terms of Reference

  1. To promote and maintain the highest standards of practice in both clinical and laboratory applications of genetics in medicine.
  2. To discuss and co-ordinate advice to Government and other bodies on policy and services issues relating to genetics in medicine.
  3. To report and receive information from the parent bodies.
  4. To co-ordinate advice on workforce planning.
  5. To initiate working groups on specific topics of particular importance. This would be subject to agreement by the parent bodies when significant expenditure was envisaged but the Joint Committee would be free to authorise small working groups.
  6. To assist parent bodies in the development of their academic activities.
  7. To provide a unified forum for these activities

Members

Three President/Registrars of RCP & RCPath, Chairman/Deputy of BSHG
Dr Rodney Burnham (Registrar RCP)
Dr Helen Williams (Registrar, RCPath)
Professor Julian Sampson (chairman BSHG)

Five nominees of Royal College of Physicians (including chair of JCHMT SAC and one trainee)
Dr Trevor Cole
Dr Hayley Archer
Dr Sally Davies Dr Tessa Homfray
Vacancy - awaiting nomination

Five nominees of Royal College of Pathologists (including chair of SAC and one trainee)
Dr Teresa Davies
Dr Anne Green
Dr John Crolla
Dr Sian Morgan
Vacancy - awaiting nomination

Five nominees of British Society for Human Genetics (including one from each of the four constituent groups)
Dr Shirley Hodgson
Dr Karen Temple
Dr Tony Parkin
Ms Sue Stenhouse
Dr Heather Skirton (Joint Committee Chair)

One representative from Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
Dr Ruth Newbury-Ecob

One representative from Scottish Royal Colleges of Physicians
Vacancy

One representative from Genetics Interest Group
Mr Alastair Kent

One representative from RCP Patient and Carer Network
Mrs Michelle Collyer

One representative from Faculty of Public Health Medicine
Dr Virginia Warren

One representative from Royal College of General Practitioners
Dr Hilary Harris

One representative from Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Professor Peter Soothill

Two observers from Department of Health
Ms Dianne Kennard
Dr Mark Bale

Observers
Dr Hilary Burton (Public Health Genetics Unit)
Dr Allison Streetly (National Screening Committee)

Three President/Registrars of RCP & RCPath, Chairman/Deputy of BSHG
Dr Ian Gilmore (Registrar RCP)
Dr Helen Williams (Registrar, RCPath)
Professor Neva Haites (chairman BSHG)

Five nominees of Royal College of Physicians (including chair of JCHMT SAC and one trainee)
Professor Peter A Farndon - (Chairman, Joint Committee)
Dr Alan E Fryer
Professor R F Mueller
Dr Helen Kingston
Dr Paul Brennan

Five nominees of Royal College of Pathologists (including chair of SAC and one trainee)
Dr Stephen Abbs
Dr John Old
Dr Anne Green
Dr John Crolla
Ms Caroline Brown

Five nominees of British Society for Human Genetics (including one from each of the four constituent groups)
Dr Shirley Hodgson
Dr Rob Elles
Dr Lorraine Gaunt
Prof Robin Winter
Dr Heather Skirton

One representative from Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
Dr Ruth Newbury-Ecob

One representative from Scottish Royal Colleges of Physicians
Professor Mike Connor

One representative from Genetics Interest Group
Mr Alastair Kent

One representative from Faculty of Public Health Medicine
Dr Virginia Warren

One representative from Royal College of General Practitioners
Dr Rhydian Hapgood

One representative from Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Professor Peter Soothill

Two observers from Department of Health
Mrs Elizabeth Woodeson
Dr Naomi Brecker

Chief Medical Officer's specialty adviser (also reporting to the Chief Scientific Officer)
Professor Dian Donnai

Observers Dr Ron Zimmern (Public Health Genetics Unit)
Dr Helen Hughes (Wales)
Dr Sally Davies (Manpower)

Three President/Registrars of RCP & RCPath, Chairman/Deputy of BSHG
Dr Ian Gilmore (Registrar RCP)
Dr Julie Crow (Registrar,RCPath)
Professor Neva Haites(chairman BSHG)

Five nominees of Royal College of Physicians (including chair of JCHMT SAC and one trainee)
Professor Peter A Farndon - (Chairman, Joint Committee)
Dr Alan E Fryer
Professor R F Mueller
Dr John Tolmie
Dr Paul Brennan

Five nominees of Royal College of Pathologists (including chair of SAC and one trainee)
Dr Stephen Abbs
Mrs Margaret Fitchett
Professor Noor Kalsheker
Professor Sue Malcolm
Ms Caroline Brown

Five nominees of British Society for Human Genetics (including one from each of the four constituent groups)
Mr John Barber
Dr Rob Elles
Dr Lorraine Gaunt
Prof Robin Winter
Dr Heather Skirton

One representative from Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
Dr Ruth Newbury-Ecob

One representative from Scottish Royal Colleges of Physicians
Professor Mike Connor

One representative from Genetics Interest Group
Mr Alistair Kent

One representative from Faculty of Public Health Medicine
Dr Virginia Warren

One representative from Royal College of General Practitioners
Dr Dennis Cox

One representative from Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Professor Peter Soothill

One observer from Department of Health
Mr Anthony Taylor

One observer from National Health Service Executive
Dr Naomi Brecker

Chief Medical Officer's specialty adviser (also reporting to the Chief Scientific Officer)
Professor Dian Donnai

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