Thank you to everyone who attended, supported and contributed to our first NEY MiGG’ meeting on Friday 19th January. We had fantastic midwifery representation from across the region to explore genomics in maternity care including the Generation Research Study, update on an addition to the national genomics test directory (R445 NIPT for previous trisomy), and a case study for shared learning.

And thank you to our colleagues from Clinical Genetics in Sheffield, Newcastle and Leeds who provided a friendly face to their service to encourage earlier referrals for more timely care.

I hope this will quickly become a forum to share the great work already happening across the region, gain support for local ideas and projects, provide insight into regional and national genomics work and a safe place to share experience. We didn’t record the meeting as this can sometimes stifle the conversations, but this can be reviewed in due course.

The next meeting is on Friday 19th April 2024 at 13:30 on Microsoft Teams which will include an update on genomics and pregnancy loss, and feedback from the training for monogenic diabetes in pregnancy.

If you would like to be included in the invites for this meeting or would like to know more about genomics in midwifery, please contact our NEY GMS Lead Midwife [email protected]

Non-Invasive Prenatal Diagnosis (NIPD) – what all clinicians need to know

Join this exciting webinar, hosted by Central and South Genomics in conjunction with North East and Yorkshire Genomic Medicine Service, to learn more about non-invasive prenatal diagnosis.

Non-invasive prenatal diagnosis (NIPD) is a way of diagnosing genetic conditions in a fetus using a sample of blood from a pregnant woman. It can be offered to women whose pregnancy is at risk of a specific monogenic condition, or to determine the sex of the fetus in the context of an X-linked condition. NIPD is now available for a variety of conditions on the NHS. This webinar has been designed to improve your knowledge around NIPD and the process to refer people who are eligible for the test.

This webinar is for NHS professionals and support organisations only – on Wednesday, 13 March, 10:30-13:00. Please register using your work email address: register here