Increasing awareness and opportunities for genetic testing – memory clinics and the NHS England Genomic Medicine Service 

Our webinar on Wednesday 15th November 2023 at 12.30pm will be led by Dr Nick Bass, Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, UCL Division of Psychiatry, Tower Hamlets Memory Clinic, East London NHS Foundation Trust.

England’s NHS Genomic Medicine Service (GMS) is working with different medical specialties to integrate genomic testing into routine care. We will consider how this applies to the investigation of young onset dementia in memory clinics.

Nick will describe the North Thames Genomic Medicine Service Alliance transformation project to embed genomic investigation in mental health service provided memory clinics. And go on to discuss implications and initiatives at the national level to promote easy and equity of access to genomic investigations for younger people undergoing dementia assessment.

Nick will be joined by Jana Mikova, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Genomic Medicine, North Thames Medicine Service Alliance, Senior Nurse Practitioner, Tower Hamlets Diagnostic Memory Clinic, East London NHS Foundation Trust.