Report from the UK and Eire Association of Genetic Nurses and Counsellors (AGNC) supervision working group on genetic counselling supervision

J Genet Couns. 2007 Apr;16(2):127-42. doi: 10.1007/s10897-006-9065-0.


The Association of Genetic Nurses and Counsellors (AGNC) is the professional organisation which represents genetic counsellors and genetic nurses in the United Kingdom (UK) and Eire. The AGNC recognises that genetic counselling supervision is instrumental to the practice, training and registration of genetic counsellors in the UK. The AGNC formed a Supervision Working Group, whose terms of reference were to collate information on supervision and create a list of 'best practice' recommendations for its genetic counsellor members. This report delivers the findings from the Supervision Working Group and has been peer reviewed by the AGNC membership in the UK and Eire and ratified by the AGNC Committee. It offers a working definition of genetic counselling supervision, gives an overview of some of the literature on supervision and concludes with practice recommendations.

MeSH terms

  • Genetic Counseling*
  • Guidelines as Topic
  • Ireland
  • Nurses*
  • Personnel Management*
  • Professional Role
  • United Kingdom
  • Workforce