New genomics app launches across eastern England

The QGenome app has been launched across the east of England and the East Midlands, the NHS has announced.

The tool, which provides clinicians with fast and reliable access to clinical guidance and a streamlined way of initialising genomic investigations, is already live across the south east catchment area.

Although the launch will initially focus on cancer, the East Genomic Medicine Service Alliance (GMSA) has indicated that other specialties like cardiology, renal, midwifery, and neurology will follow once the app has been bedded in across the region.

Among other things, the tool helps health professionals best understand where and when genomic testing can be used during patient pathways and whether a patient has a sporadic disease or is suffering from a genetic condition.

Professor of medical genetics and honorary consultant at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Marc Tischkowitz, said: “It has been my great pleasure to work with the QGenome team in developing QGenome for the East GMSA. I am very excited that we are now at the launch stage and look forward to rolling it out across our region.”

The app, which is funded via NHS England’s Genomic Medicine Service Transformation Programme, is a follow-up to Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust’s Cancer Genetics app that was rolled out in 2016.

QGenome has been designed to be both sustainable and accommodate for future developments, whether that means further specialties being included on the app or tailoring content to each specific region.

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