Information on the Ring Trial Genetic Counseling

Aim

The aim of the quality assessment (QA) scheme is to evaluate the quality of the human genetic report after genetic counselling and thus to contribute to quality assurance and improvement of communication quality within the genetic counselling process.

Performance interval

Once per year.

Procedure

On the basis of two given, concrete constellations in genetic counselling (personal medical history and family history), a corresponding human genetic report (“Humangenetische Stellungnahme”) is to be drawn up for each case.
 
At the beginning of the QA “Genetic counselling”, information on the start of registration and all relevant data (such as application deadline, processing deadlines and certificate dispatch) will be given on the QA platform of the website www.bvhd-ringversuche.de.
 
Tools and aids, as the manuscript on the human genetic report available in the member area of the www.bvdh-ringversuche.de website, the S2k guideline "Humangenetische Diagnostik und genetische Beratung" and additional information (e.g. checklist and criteria catalogue) will be provided on the BVDH platform www.bvdh-ringversuche.de for all participants.

Method

The reports on the above-mentioned genetic counselling constellations are submitted via www.bvdh-ringversuche.de. The evaluation is essentially based on the above-mentioned criteria catalogue.

Criteria

See catalogue of criteria for the drafting of the human genetic report.

Certificate

A certificate will be issued indicating whether the participation was successful. It is planned to indicate the points achieved including the percentage as well as any additional comments. The certificate will be valid for two years.

Ring trial management

Dr. med. Dieter Schäfer
Senckenberg Zentrum für Humangenetik
Weismüllerstraße 50
60314 Frankfurt am Main
Tel. 069/40896790
Fax 069/408967913
d.schaefer@senckenberg-humangenetik.de

Priv. Doz. Dr. med. Moritz Meins
amedes genetics MVZ
Werner-von-Siemens-Str. 10
37077 Göttingen
Tel. 0511 3017950
Fax
moritz.meins@amedes-group.com