Genetics: Screening

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 20th December 2018.

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Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb Chair, Science and Technology Committee (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish the consent framework for the Genomic Medicine Service.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

NHS England and Genomics England are producing materials which will help patients to understand what a genomic test is, what it means for them and their family, how their data will be used and how they can participate in research. These materials are being produced and tested with clinicians, patient representatives and the Royal Colleges to ensure they are appropriate and will be made available in early 2019.

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