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Primary care genetics Q&A

Primary care genetics Q&A

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Clinical Interview

Time to Complete

0.25 hours


July 21, 2017


November 13, 2017

Programme Description

GPSI in genetics Dr Jude Hayward advises on taking an effective family history and the developing role of genomics in primary care. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include red flags in patients with a family history of cancer and referring pregnant women with genetic conditions.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Take an effective family history in a 10-minute consultation
  • Understand the benefits of genetic testing for some conditions in primary care
  • Explain how genomics may influence future prescribing and practice
  • Author

    Dr Jude Hayward
    GPSI in genetics, Yorkshire and Humber Genomic Medicine Centre
    Primary care adviser, Health Education England Genomics Education Programme


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.25 learning credits (0.25 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


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    • A computer with an internet connection
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