Rare disease process maps approved

In its first step prior to consenting patients for the 100,000 Genomes Project the West of England Genomic Medicine Centre signed off their process maps with NHS England and can now begin preparation for ‘dry’ and ‘wet’ runs that will ensure its operational readiness before consenting patients into the project.

Catherine Carpenter-Clawson, Programme Manager for the WEGMC said:  “The sign off our of process maps is an important first step that we needed to take to ensure we are fully prepared for consenting patients into the 100,000 Genomes Project.  The West of England GMC team are keen to commence patient recruitment as quickly as possible but we need to ensure we undertake all the essential and important steps to check our patient pathways and sample tracking is 100% ready before we consent patients into the project.”