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star this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
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star this property hansard heading Genetics: Screening more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase (a) access and (b) referral rates for genetic services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Derbyshire more like this
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Mrs Pauline Latham more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
unstar this property answer text <p>Building on the 100,000 Genomes Project and existing genetic services, NHS England announced in October 2018 that over the next 18 months, work to mobilise the NHS Genomic Medicine Service (GMS) would get underway, providing consistent and equitable care for the country’s 55 million population.</p><p>Investment for genomics was included as part of the NHS Long Term Plan, setting out commitments over the next five years to:</p><p>- Sequence 500,000 whole genomes by 2023/24, as part of a Government commitment to sequence 1 million whole genomes;</p><p>- Extend the use of molecular diagnostic testing and routine offering whole genome sequencing to seriously ill children who are likely to have a rare genetic disorder, children with cancer, and adults suffering from certain rare conditions or specific cancers;</p><p>- Link and correlate genomics, clinical data and data from patients, providing routes to new treatments, diagnostic patterns and information to help patients make informed decisions about their care; and</p><p>- Increase the number of people identified with familial hypercholesterolaemia (inherited high cholesterol) from 7% to 25% over the next five years.</p><p>The NHS Genomic Medicine Service will be supported by an informatics system that is being developed in partnership with Genomics England. When fully operational, the informatics system will enable NHS England to monitor the number of genomic tests being carried out across the country and benchmark activity.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Pauline Latham remove filter