This Information Bulletin notifies NSW public health organisations and staff of the publication of the "Use and disclosure of genetic information to a patient's genetic relatives: Guidelines for organisations in NSW" (the Guidelines) by the Information and Privacy Commission NSW and to advise that the Guidelines will take effect when the Health Legislation Amendment Act 2012 is proclaimed on 1 November 2014.
The Centre for Genetics Education is dedicated to equipping health professionals who are non-genetics trained with the skills, resources and knowledge to manage the impact of genetic and genomic technologies on their practice.
In late 2004, The Australian Government agency Biotechnology Australia initiated a project to develop a national educational resource on genetic medicine for Australian GPs. The outcome of this project is the Genetics in Family Medicine: The Australian Handbook for General Practitioners (2007).
EviQ - NSW Cancer Institute Cancer Treatments Online. EviQ Cancer Treatments Online provides accurate, current, relevant, and evidence based information for use at the point of care. All content development complies with a rigorous data governance model, and has led to clinicians viewing the resource as a credible information system within the Australian context.
Familial Risk Assessment - Breast and Ovarian Cancer (FRA-BOC) is an on-line tool designed for use by health professionals
Cystic Fibrosis kit (Series of 5) ( )
1. Basic facts about chromosomes, genes and cystic fibrosis
2. How does cystic fibrosis happen?
3. Mutations causing cystic fibrosis
4. Genetic testing for cystic fibrosis
5. Genetic counselling and cystic fibrosis
Guidelines providing information about bowel cancer and family history, and the risk and management of familial bowel cancer for health professionals and consumers.
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