Recontact in clinical practice: a survey of clinical genetics services in the United Kingdom

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/600366
Title:
Recontact in clinical practice: a survey of clinical genetics services in the United Kingdom
Authors:
Carrieri, D; Lucassen, A. M.; Clarke, A. J.; Dheensa, S.; Doheny, S.; Turnpenny, Peter D.; Kelly, S. E.
Abstract:
Purpose: To ascertain whether and how recontacting occurs in the United Kingdom. Method: A Web-based survey was administered online between October 2014 and July 2015. A link to the survey was circulated via an e-mail invitation to the clinical leads of the United Kingdom’s 23 clinical genetics services, with follow-up with senior clinical genetics staff. Results: The majority of UK services reported that they recontact patients and their family members. However, recontacting generally occurs in an ad hoc fashion when an unplanned event causes clinicians to review a file (a “trigger”). There are no standardized recontacting practices in the United Kingdom. More than half of the services were unsure whether formalized recontacting systems should be implemented. Some suggested greater patient involvement in the process of recontacting. Conclusion: This research suggests that a thorough evaluation of the efficacy and sustainability of potential recontacting systems within the National Health Service would be necessary before deciding whether and how to implement such a service or to create guidelines on best-practice models.
Citation:
Recontact in clinical practice: a survey of clinical genetics services in the United Kingdom 2016 Sep;18(9):876-81 Genetics in Medicine
Publisher:
Nature
Journal:
Genetics in Medicine
Issue Date:
18-Feb-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/600366
DOI:
10.1038/gim.2015.194
PubMed ID:
26890453
Additional Links:
http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/gim.2015.194
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This article is freely available via Open Access. Click on the 'Additional Link' above to access the full-text from the publisher's site.
Type:
Journal Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1098-3600; 1530-0366
Appears in Collections:
Clinical Genetics (Peninsula Genetics); 2016 RD&E publications

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dc.contributor.authorCarrieri, Den
dc.contributor.authorLucassen, A. M.en
dc.contributor.authorClarke, A. J.en
dc.contributor.authorDheensa, S.en
dc.contributor.authorDoheny, S.en
dc.contributor.authorTurnpenny, Peter D.en
dc.contributor.authorKelly, S. E.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-29T11:02:28Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-29T11:02:28Zen
dc.date.issued2016-02-18en
dc.identifier.citationRecontact in clinical practice: a survey of clinical genetics services in the United Kingdom 2016 Sep;18(9):876-81 Genetics in Medicineen
dc.identifier.issn1098-3600en
dc.identifier.issn1530-0366en
dc.identifier.pmid26890453-
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/gim.2015.194en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11287/600366en
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To ascertain whether and how recontacting occurs in the United Kingdom. Method: A Web-based survey was administered online between October 2014 and July 2015. A link to the survey was circulated via an e-mail invitation to the clinical leads of the United Kingdom’s 23 clinical genetics services, with follow-up with senior clinical genetics staff. Results: The majority of UK services reported that they recontact patients and their family members. However, recontacting generally occurs in an ad hoc fashion when an unplanned event causes clinicians to review a file (a “trigger”). There are no standardized recontacting practices in the United Kingdom. More than half of the services were unsure whether formalized recontacting systems should be implemented. Some suggested greater patient involvement in the process of recontacting. Conclusion: This research suggests that a thorough evaluation of the efficacy and sustainability of potential recontacting systems within the National Health Service would be necessary before deciding whether and how to implement such a service or to create guidelines on best-practice models.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNatureen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/gim.2015.194en
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dc.subjectWessex Classification Subject Headings::Oncology. Pathology.::Geneticsen
dc.titleRecontact in clinical practice: a survey of clinical genetics services in the United Kingdomen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.journalGenetics in Medicineen
dc.description.noteThis article is freely available via Open Access. Click on the 'Additional Link' above to access the full-text from the publisher's site.en
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