Member Briefings and Member Brews

Member Briefings

Exclusive to Genetic Alliance UK members and hosted by senior staff, you won’t want to miss our insightful and impactful Member Briefings. On the first Tuesday of every month, we welcome key stakeholders in the health, policy and charity sectors to discuss shared challenges in genetic, rare and undiagnosed conditions.

Invited speakers and panellists at Genetic Alliance UK Member Briefings include:

  • Senior representatives from the NHS
  • UK Government members
  • Other key leaders and policymakers

With presentations and discussion on a different critical topic every month, previous Briefings have included: 

  • Senior staff from NHS England’s Specialised Commissioning Team and an Integrated Care Board (ICB) briefing members on changes to the commissioning of some specialised services and clarifying new commissioning responsibilities
  • NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) Public Involvement Programme and Managed Access senior staff discussing how NICE can best help smaller charities (including our member organisations) contribute to its work.
  • EURORDIS Rare Barometer Programme Senior Manager sharing the findings from their international surveys on diagnosis for rare conditions and the newborn screening survey.
  • Genomics England setting out how the Newborn Genomes Programme list of conditions was selected, how it may be updated and next steps for the Programme followed by a Q & A session for members

Registration links for Member Briefings (as well as slide decks and recordings of previous Briefings) are shared exclusively with members via our fortnightly digital newsletter, Member News. 

Member Brews

Our Member Brews on the third Tuesday of every month are an informal opportunity for our members to meet and share resources, challenges, introduce themselves and their organisations to our member network, make connections and identify possible collaborations. 

Genetic Alliance UK’s Member Brews (regular meetings for charities focused on the genetic, rare and undiagnosed communities) are always incredibly helpful. They provide a knowledgeable, warm and welcoming space that encourages networking, learning and support. A key benefit of Genetic Alliance UK’s Member Brews is that they’re open to charities of all sizes, which means that all groups – from tiny two-person organisations to household name charities – get to thrive together. Ultimately, Genetic Alliance UK’s Member Brews help all charities to fulfil their aims and objectives, thereby improving the lives of communities in the genetic, rare and undiagnosed space.

Genetic Alliance UK member

Registration links for Member Brews are shared with members via our fortnightly digital newsletter, Member News. 

Want to receive Member News and attend our Member Briefings and Member Brews?

Visit our Become A Member page to find out how you can become a member of Genetic Alliance UK.

Become a member