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Ad Hoc Genetic Nurse and Counsellor Accreditation Committee. Chairpersons: Professor Heather Skirton and Marie-Antoinette Voelckel. Aims. To establish genetic counsellors as part of the multi-disciplinary team providing genetic healthcare in Europe To set standards of professional practice

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ad hoc genetic nurse and counsellor accreditation committee

Ad Hoc Genetic Nurse and Counsellor Accreditation Committee

Chairpersons: Professor Heather Skirton and Marie-Antoinette Voelckel

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Aims
  • To establish genetic counsellors as part of the multi-disciplinary team providing genetic healthcare in Europe
  • To set standards of professional practice
  • To set standards of education
  • To achieve European recognition as a profession
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It is important we produce standards that ensure patient safety but are adaptable to national legal and health service frameworks

current membership of our network of genetic counsellors and nurses
Current membership of our network of genetic counsellors and nurses
  • 23 countries
  • 140 members
  • Countries represented by genetic nurses, genetic counsellors or medical geneticists
  • Website www.engnc.org
method so far
Method so far
  • Draft documents written, based on European core competences and some existing frameworks and standards
  • Workshops with members fro many countries
  • Circulation for comments and vote
progress
Progress
  • Standards of practice written
  • Masters education pathway
  • Code of practice written
  • Competences
  • Multi-disciplinary working
  • Approved by members and national genetic counsellor/nurse organisations (UK, France, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway)
full draft document available on the eshg website

Full draft document available on the ESHG website

Please download and discuss with relevant professionals

comments required from national organisations

Comments required from national organisations

We need to ensure effective team working within each national context.

Heather.skirton@plymouth.ac.uk