2020/2021 Research Project

Research Study – Genetic Testing and Counselling

AHF Launch Research Study of genetic testing and genetic counselling services in Ireland

We understand genetic testing and counselling services in Ireland to be under-regulated, underfunded and fragmented.  This leads to many issues around availability and access to quality services impacting Patients, Health Professionals and Doctors.

The aim of the research project is to:

  • review genetic testing and counselling services available in Ireland and compare them against best international practice.
  • provide recommendations on improving service design and delivery together with a roadmap to improve the patients experience in finding answers to difficult questions.

As people with lived-experiences contribute additional expertise and give valuable insights, we expect that a level of Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) will be included in the project plan.