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AGM Monday 5 th September 2011 BSHG Warwick. Board Members Jan Moore (Chair and Company Director) Barbara Stayner (Deputy Chair) Lorna McLeish (Secretary)

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1 AGM Monday 5 th September 2011 BSHG Warwick

2 Board Members Jan Moore (Chair and Company Director) Barbara Stayner (Deputy Chair) Lorna McLeish (Secretary) Lesley Snadden (Treasurer) Aoife Bradley Diana Scotcher Sally Watts Gillian Scott (Company secretary) Heather Skirton (Education Associate) Dr Melita Irving (Medical Associate) Krystle Kontoh (Lay Associate) Maureen Taylor (Administrator)

3 2011 Developments New Registration Process Formal accreditation MSc courses Cardiff and Manchester Sign-off Mentor training days

4 Sign-off Mentor 2 SOM training days in Manchester and Glasgow – 33 more trained SOM’s Evaluation forms are being collated. Existing Mentors will be able to perform the ‘Sign-Off’ role until 2013 Next training date Friday 27 th April 2012 at Guy’s

5 2011 Developments (cont) Eligibility to Register Certificate Updated Reciprocity Guidelines Regulation

6 Reciprocity Update Barbara Stayner

7 Reciprocity Update Full overseas guidelines Updated 2011 now posted on GCRB website Allows for GCs trained overseas in: Canada/USA Australia/New Zealand South Africa (recently added) To register in the UK with a full portfolio, without re-training. Those registered/certified in these countries can submit a reduced portfolio after completing a period of UK employment. Agreements based on a large mapping exercise; countries listed granted reciprocal agreements on the basis that training and registration were considered on par to UK Pathways for overseas genetic nurses; countries not listed are on GCRB website (case by case basis)

8 Since 2006 MSc Genetic Counselling courses have nearly doubled worldwide Greater number of overseas GCs are making enquiries re: working and registering in the UK, who aren’t under current agreement or are without certification in own country UK trained and registered GCs working/interested in working overseas The GCRB believe it is important to ensure UK training and registration is recognised overseas where clinical practice is similar, in the same way other professions such as nursing, teachers or social workers can often relocate abroad Likewise, the GCRB recognise the considerable benefit from creating reciprocal agreements with overseas trained GCs Reciprocity Update

9 Current Issues American Board of Genetic Counsellors (ABGC) no longer upholding agreement Number of countries with GC professionals expanding GCRB has been invited to meeting of Transnational Alliance of Genetic Counsellors (TAGC) at International Congress of Human Genetics (ICHG) to discuss reciprocal recognition of training and registration/certification with an international group of GC registration/certification boards, ICHG meeting October th Montreal, Canada Purpose: Represent UK GC training and registration internationally Develop new reciprocal agreements where possible Re-affirm and progress existing agreements where possible Demonstrate UK registration as a model to others Understand/integrate the processes of other countries Reciprocity Update

10 Costs £600 return flight £276 conference registration (reduced rate ESHG members) £1000 accommodation costs (less if sharing) Total- £1876 Travel Awards ESHG £ (1500 euro) AGNC £200 BSHG pending (fingers crossed) Current Total- £ Cost to GCRB: £370 Reciprocity Update GCRB representative to report back to GCRB and AGNC members

11 Registered Genetic Counsellors 55 Trained Sign-off Mentors


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