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Table 3 Involvement of specialist genetics department

From: A toolkit for incorporating genetics into mainstream medical services: Learning from service development pilots in England

Main factors for success Number of responses
(1 = low importance to 5 = high importance):
  1 2 3 4 5
A formal time commitment from the genetics department - - 1 - 7
Named support for the new roles/practitioners - - 1 - 7
Formal commitment of genetics department to provision of education to practitioners - - 1 - 6
Formal commitment of genetics department to assessment of competence - - 1 - 6
Formal provision of opportunity to discuss difficult cases - - 1 1 5
Formal inclusion of practitioner as part of a designated 'team' - - 1 2 5
Formal supervision of clinical work - - - 4 3
Clear designation of one manager for the new practitioner - 1 1 - 6