The Association of Genetic Nurses and Counsellors (AGNC) is an organisation representing genetic counsellors, genetic nurses, and non-medical patient facing staff in the UK and Ireland, who are working within the discipline of Clinical Genetics, NHS Genomic Medicine Services, and wider healthcare settings.
As the landscape of genomics services evolves with the roll out of genomic testing to mainstream services, we are aware of the growing number of Specialist Nurses and Midwives who are taking on the role of offering genetic/genomic tests to patients. As an organisation we would like to assess how we can evolve alongside the services, to support nurses and midwives who are practicing genetic counselling as part of their wider role. We are particularly interested in ensuring that the psycho-social, ethical and family implications of genetic information are not forgotten as genomic testing becomes more and more common in healthcare settings.
For more information about us, please see: www.agnc.org.uk
In addition, you may wish to look at the website of the Genetic Counsellor Registration Board at www.gcrb.org.uk
We are grateful for you taking the time to feedback to us how we can support you in this work.
With thanks, Sara Levene, AGNC Chair