What level am I?

What level am I?

To help you to navigate the resources which are signposted here, we have grouped them into `levels`; these levels have been aligned to Health Education England (HEE) Genomics Education Programme (GEP) competency framework for consent.

The HEE GEP competency framework identifies the core competencies required to facilitate and consent patients for germline genomic tests. The framework is designed around four categories of healthcare professionals, based on their training and experience with genomics, we have used these categories as a basis for the levels at which the training resources have been catalogued; we recognise that within each group individuals will have varying levels of experience. 

Examples of Healthcare Professionals

The wider health care workforce who have never consented or requested a clinical or research genetic/genomic test.

Comments on Experience

May have some or no knowledge of genomics and how it relates to their role.

Examples of Healthcare Professionals

Consenters/requesters for genomic research projects (including 100,000 Genomes Project), such as Specialist consultants and registrars, specialist nurses, midwives, community paediatricians, GPs, clinical scientists involved in the 100k project.

Comments on Experience

Includes diagnostic tests to confirm a clinical diagnosis within area of expertise. Will have experience in consenting for/requesting genetic/genomic tests, but level of complexity and experience returning results may vary. May or may not have been involved in research featuring genomic testing.

Examples of Healthcare Professionals

Genetic/Genomic Specialists for example Clinical geneticists, genetic registrars, genetic counsellors, specialist nurses in clinical genetics, clinical scientists involved in the 100k project.

Comments on Experience

Experience of consenting for and requesting complex genetic and genomic tests, as well as often for research projects. Also has experience of returning results for patients, which will influence their consent practice.