Reports are available from workshops/conferences/audits that are intended to directly support or inform the commissioning of genetics services in the NHS.
Evaluation of the use of arrayCGH in the diagnosis of learning disability: report of a UKGTN working party
This reports on the use of arrayCGH technology in the context of its use for learning disability. It provides a description of the technology, epidemiology of learning disability, clinical context, the value of genetic diagnosis, a survey of developmental work on arrayCGH in UK laboratories, systematic review and meta analysis, economic considerations and recommendations.
The report outlines a suggested commissioning specification for specialised genetics services and recognises that non genetic clinicians are increasingly using genetic testing for diagnostic purposes which will be commissioned by PCTs/Clinical Commissioning Groups.
Following the PHG Foundation in dept review of ophthalmology services for patients with inherited eye conditions, the UKGTN worked with the PHG Foundation to develop a commissioning guide.