The Government of Western Australia Department of Health and the Genetic Services of Western Australia (GSWA) invite people to participate in a project to plan the future of genetic service delivery by GSWA.
GSWA provides genetic counselling, genetic testing, and family planning support for people impacted by certain genetic conditions. GSWA is in the process of developing a clinical service plan which will outline the future direction of the service and help to enhance the experience of those who use it.
To ensure the clinical service plan reflects the needs of all Western Australians, the Health Consumers’ Council (Western Australia) Inc. and the Department of Health are consulting with a wide variety of stakeholders from June to October 2023. This will be done via surveys, interviews, focus groups and an online workshop.
Input is appreciated from:
- Health professionals who manage people with genetic conditions and either refer to GSWA or currently do not refer to GSWA
- Support service staff who assist people during their appointments with GSWA (including interpreters and Aboriginal Liaison Officers)
If you fall into either of these categories, please complete the Clinician and Support Service survey (hosted by the Department of Health).
If you are a general practitioner, you can also register for an online focus group on this website to discuss the current and future role of primary care in the provision of clinical genetics services in Western Australia. The discussion will focus on the opportunities and priorities for GSWA, but participants do not have to refer to GSWA to be eligible to attend. Places are limited so please register to participate as soon as possible.
Go to Western Australia’s Department of Health website for more information.