Toolkit for the Clinical genomics model of care

This toolkit has been developed to support health services to implement the Clinical genomics model of care.

Resources

Clinical genomics model of care

The clinical genomics model of care outlines best practice to support equitable access by patients to NSW genomics services. It identifies clinical priority areas to ensure that patients receive the right services at the right time.

Source: NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation

Service directory (Appendix 1)

Appendix 2 of the Clinical genomics model of care. Clinical genomics services by local health districts (LHD) and specialty health networks (SHN). Includes differentiation of metropolitan centres and outreach services, rural and regional genetic counsellor led services.

Source: NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation

Clinical genomics services referral criteria and information template

LHDs and hospitals can complete this document with their referral criteria and information, to support referring clinicians.

Source: NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation

Clinical genomics services referral form template

A referral form template to be completed by referring clinician for assessment for clinical genetics or genomics services.

Source: NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation

Family history questionnaire template

A family history questionnaire form template to be completed by the patient for assessment for cancer genetics services.

Source: NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation

Clinical genomics prioritisation categories (Appendix 2)

Appendix 2 of the Clinical genomics model of care. Clinical genomics prioritisation categories to assist with prioritising and scheduling appointments for patients.

Source: NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation

Incomplete referral - request for further information sample template

A sample letter template to be completed to request further details in response to an incomplete referral form.

Source: NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation

Acceptance or non-acceptance of non-urgent referral sample template

A sample letter template to referring clinician about the outcome of their patient referral.

Source: NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation

Appointment confirmation sample template

A sample letter template to the patient confirming their appointment and providing appointment details.

Source: NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation

Patient appointment list audit letter sample template

A sample letter template to the patient to confirm they will attend their appointment.

Source: NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation

Clinical genomics resources

An overview of genomic information for consumers and non-genomic health professionals.

Source: NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation

NSW Health genetic testing consent form - how to order forms

NSW Health genetic testing consent forms are available from the NSW Health state forms catalogue. People outside of NSW Health are able to purchase the resources by contacting Stream Solutions directly on 1300 786 075. More information for NSW Health staff is available on the HealthShare intranet.

Source: NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation

Diagnostic criteria for hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS)

This diagnostic checklist is for doctors across all disciplines to be able to diagnose Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

Source: The International Consortium on Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes and Related Disorders

Hypermobility fact sheet

Fact sheet on children and adolescents with joint hypermobility; or joints which move beyond the normal limits.

Source: Sydney Children's Hospital Network

Information on autism spectrum disorder

Information about causes; signs and symptoms; diagnosis and treatment of autism.

Source: Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

Genetics of autism spectrum disorders: Information for families

This information sheet explains what we know about the genetic background to autistic spectrum disorders.

Source: Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

Genomics in general practice autism spectrum disorder

Information for general practitioners on genomics and autism spectrum disorder.

Source: RACGP

Fact sheet on MTHFR gene testing for patients

This fact sheet describes MTHFR gene testing and what the results can mean.

Source: Centre for Genetics Education

Fact sheet on when parents are related - consanguinity

This fact sheet discusses when parents share a common ancestor, or a ‘consanguineous’ relationship and that there is an increased chance that they will both carry the same faulty gene variation.

Source: Centre for Genetics Education

Pregnancy and medication

Information on prescribed or non-prescribed medication and their potential impact during pregnancy.

Source: Royal Hospital for Women

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