Digital Consent for Genetic Screening
We are piloting an online patient journey pathway incorporating digital consent, supported by an informational animated video and other resources, in both the adult and paediatric genetic services. This aims to provide consumers and their families more time to consider the implications of genetic testing and to allow for more informed consent.
Genomics Clinical Prioritisation Criteria
Partnering with the Department for Health and Wellbeing, we are developing clinical decision support tools to improve referral and assessment of patients requiring genomic outpatient services.
Thalassaemia Screening in Pregnancy
We are working with maternal and paediatric services and SA Pathology to improve the reporting and timeliness of thalassaemia screening in pregnancy.
Potential Future Projects
Genomics Health Pathway
We will work with Country SA PHN to develop a pathway to help General Practitioners with ordering the most appropriate genetic tests and with referral to hospital genetic services. This will align with the Genomics Clinical Prioritisation Criteria project.
Reproductive Carrier Screening
A working group has been established which is scoping the implications for consumers and on the health system of advances in reproductive carrier screening.
Genetic testing improvements
A working group has been established to examine ways to improve genetic testing and reporting.