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Exciting opportunity for an Assistant Genetic Technologist now available

August 22nd, 2017

Applications have now opened for a Band 3 Assistant Genetic Technologist in the Molecular Genetics department at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust. The post is full-time fixed term for 1 year.

The department of Molecular Genetics at the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust is at the forefront of NHS Genomic Medicine, providing state-of-the-art diagnostic testing services that utilise specialist gene panel, exome and genome analyses to make diagnoses for the benefit of families with rare diseases across the UK and beyond.

Full details can be found on the NHS jobs website (https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/ reference 185-A-17-46107) and applications are being accepted by Abigail Day (abigailday@nhs.net) until 29th August 2017, with interviews being held on 1st September 2017.


Associate Genetic Technologist post available in Exeter laboratory

August 21st, 2017

The Molecular Genetics department at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust  have opened applications for a Band 4 Associate Genetic Technologist. The post is full-time fixed term for 1 year.

The department of Molecular Genetics at the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust is at the forefront of NHS Genomic Medicine, providing state-of-the-art diagnostic testing services that utilise specialist gene panel, exome and genome analyses to make diagnoses for the benefit of families with rare diseases across the UK and beyond.

Full details can be found on the NHS jobs website (https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/ reference 185-A-17-46115) and applications are being accepted by Dr. Carolyn Tysoe (carolyn.tysoe@nhs.net) until 29th August 2017.


Exeter Molecular Genetics are recruiting!

July 21st, 2017

An exciting opportunity for a Band 7 Bioinformatician has arisen in the Molecular Genetics department at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation trust.

The department of Molecular Genetics at the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust is at the forefront of NHS Genomic Medicine, providing state-of-the-art diagnostic testing services that utilise specialist gene panel, exome and genome analyses to make diagnoses for the benefit of families with rare diseases across the UK and beyond.

Full details can be found on the NHS jobs website (https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/17b348a94dea09ce143544dbaf0fbaef/?vac_ref=914713462) and applications are being accepted now until 3rd August 2017.


GP Cervical Sample Taker Codes

July 7th, 2017

All registered GPs (except some salaried GPs) have a cervical sample taker code which is automatically generated by our laboratory IT system which uses their name to raise a code. In other words the GPs name and sample taker code are linked. We haven’t issued the actual code for this reason but GPs can of course contact the laboratory for their code if they wish. Salaried GPs will need to contact the laboratory to see if they have an automatic code, or need to request one.

Please note: NHS England are sending out a survey regarding sample taker codes, so please do not include GP’s (except salaried GPs) in your response.


Exeter molecular genetics laboratory are recruiting!

June 8th, 2017

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Exeter Molecular Genetics Laboratory as a Band 6 Healthcare Scientist.

The department of Molecular Genetics at the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust is at the forefront of NHS Genomic Medicine, providing state-of-the-art diagnostic testing services that utilise specialist gene panel, exome and genome analyses to make diagnoses for the benefit of families with rare diseases across the UK and beyond.

Full details of the role and how to apply can be found here: https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/95a1ba041b087fbd4af307029aea3709/?vac_ref=914656686.

Closing date is Wednesday 21st June 2017.


New molecular testing for malaria

May 24th, 2017

As of the 22nd of May Exeter Clinical Laboratory will be using a new molecular technique to screen for malarial infections. Detail can be found here


D-Dimer age related reference ranges introduced

May 18th, 2017

As of 17 May 2017 the Blood Sciences laboratory will be reporting age related cut-offs for D-dimer. See more details on D-dimer test page.

If you require more information please contact haematology.


Specimen Labelling

May 11th, 2017

UKAS requirements recommend that the health professional taking a patient’s blood should add their initials to each blood tube collected. We have updated the  Exeter Clinical Laboratorie’s specimen labelling policy to reflect this as good practice. Further details can be found here


Newly qualified Clinical Scientist, Karen Stals, is nationally recognised for her contribution to diagnosing rare genetic disease

March 8th, 2017

You can read about the full story here!


Royal College of Pathologists User Satisfaction Survey

March 6th, 2017

Latest results available here.