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If you think you have symptoms, please do not attend your hospital appointment until you are advised it is safe to do so. Please contact us to rearrange your appointment, or to re-organise treatment and tests.

Mainstreaming cancer genetics

The resources below have been developed to support implementation of mainstreaming BRCA and PALB2 testing through cancer services in Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire. We call this Mainstreaming Cancer Genetics (MCG).

This model of gene testing has been successfully implemented at other cancer genetics services such as the Marsden Hospital. 

The resources listed here have been based around the published material from the Marsden Hospital and adapted for use within our Trust and the district hospital which we serve. Any of the specialist nurses or clinicians involved in the care of women with ovarian cancer or breast cancer can complete the training resources.

If you have queries please contact: nuhnt.clinicalgenetics@nhs.net.

Steps for training

Steps for training

  1. Email nuhnt.clinicalgenetics@nhs.net to arrange a time for face to face training.
  2. Watch the training videos before attending the face-to face teaching. Please view MCG ELM1 and MCG ELM2, on The Royal Marsden’s MCG YouTube channel.
  3. Read the frequently asked questions before the face to face training:  MCG-FAQ1-website 2019.doc [doc] 369KB Face to face training to talk though any further questions and go through the protocol for testing and the consent procedure. 
  4. You will be added to a list of clinicians who can order BRCA1/2 and PALB2 testing directly

Useful documents

Information sheets for patients

Suggested template letters for patients