Great news this week from colleagues at the NHS National Genetics Education and Development Centre. Our Family History series of resources (which includes fact sheets, drawing tool and video scenario for drawing and taking a family history) won “The One to Watch Category” in the West Midlands NHS Innovation Competition 2008 held in Birmingham. The Centre will now go forward to the National Awards in London this month as a short-listed finalist in the Diagnostics & Therapeutics Category.
Pocket sized drawing tools (like ours – see below) with cut out shapes to keep symbols consistent when drawing a family history are available – Great for those who know what they are doing. We work with health professionals from outside the area of genetics who often require support to get started. What is innovative about this tool is that both sides contain information on how to begin to draw a history and the sorts of details that needs to be recorded.
All our resources are freely available from the Centre for educational use and more will be added over the coming months. Click here to view some of the resources currently available.
If you take a look at any of them please post a comment on the blog – we are always looking for feedback.