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The Associated Genetic Technologists Committee. Who are they? What have they done? Who wants to join?. Marcus Allen, AGTC Chair. A Brief History. January 2004 – CMGS Letter Reconvened CMGS MTO Committee (28.04.04) Follow up MTO meeting with Cyto MTOs (24.05.04)

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the associated genetic technologists committee

The Associated Genetic Technologists Committee

Who are they? What have they done? Who wants to join?

Marcus Allen, AGTC Chair

a brief history
A Brief History
  • January 2004 – CMGS Letter
  • Reconvened CMGS MTO Committee (28.04.04)
  • Follow up MTO meeting with Cyto MTOs (24.05.04)
  • DH Workshop (24.06.04) - VRC
  • Further meetings between MTOs and PBs
  • AGTC formed and met 21.09.04
agtc remit
AGTC Remit
  • “To facilitate the regulation of MTOs in NHS Genetic diagnostic labs through the Voluntary Registration Council.”
  • Act as the registration body to assess the MTO applicants for regulation by the VRC.
  • Future: Act as the professional lead on all matters relating to Technical Staff.
agtc members
AGTC Members
  • Marcus Allen, Chair – Birmingham (CMGS)
  • Michelle Fenlon, Secretary – Birmingham (ACC)
  • Janice Nunn, Vice-Chair – Sheffield (CMGS)
  • Borghert Jan Borghmans, Registrar – Belfast (CMGS)
  • Sarah King - Sheffield (ACC)
  • Jane Cooper – Newcastle (CMGS)
  • Frances Shaw – Cambridge (ACC)

Clinical Scientist / Professional Body Representatives

  • Tony Parkin – Nottingham (ACC – Chair)
  • David Baty – Dundee (CMGS TAB – Chair)
agtc roles
AGTC Roles
  • AGTC Member as Technical Lead on both the ACC Executive and the CMGS Executive – currently Michelle (ACC) and Marcus (CMGS)
  • AGTC Member as Technical Lead on both ACC Education and Training Committee – Sarah

& CMGS Training and Accreditation Board – Marcus

  • Secretary (Michelle) & Registrar (BJ) will attend the VRC.
agtc roles cont
AGTC Roles (cont.)
  • There are currently 6 MTO Committee members as Frankie has stepped down – planning to increase to 10.
  • 5 ACC & 5 CMGS members
  • The four officers, Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary & Registrar will each serve 3-year terms.
  • Annual election of 1 ACC & 1 CMGS member
new agtc members
New AGTC Members
  • Currently 6, require 4 new members.
  • 1 CMGS & 3 ACC.
  • Interested parties forward names along with brief summary of why you wish to join and what your appointment will offer the AGTC to Michelle.Fenlon@bwhct.nhs.uk (by end of July).
  • The 6 current members will then decide who to appoint.
what have the agtc done so far
What have the AGTC done so far?
  • Genetic Technologists – proposed title at registration?
  • Input into all paperwork for VRC

- Articles of Association

- Memorandum of Incorporation

- Application form

- Codes of conduct (both Council members

& Registrants)

- Fitness to practice procedures

what have the agtc done so far9
What have the AGTC done so far?
  • Produced all VRC paperwork relating to Genetic Technologists

- Guidance notes

- Entry routes

- Assessment of Qualification & Competence forms

- Scrutinisers forms

what have the agtc done so far10
What have the AGTC done so far?
  • Scope of Practice for Genetic Technologists
  • Standards of Proficiency
what will the agtc do next
What will the AGTC do next?
  • Scrutinizing Application Forms (~400)

- VRC Training 23.06.06

  • Involved in discussion on the future Education and Training of Genetic Technologists

- participated in discussions with Professional Bodies, Department of Health & Skills for Health

  • Prepare for application to HPC.
  • Further promote the GT career & act as the Technical Lead for the Profession.