A comprehensive range of education and training resources is currently available to healthcare professionals across the region.
Our Workforce Development and Health Education England Liaison Leads continue to engage, support and educate professionals to embed genomics within their clinical practice, as well as developing targeted education and training programmes.
Links to Health Education England and their Genomic Education Programme (GEP) are available across this website, but listed below are some other useful education and training links.
Are you a healthcare professional? Want to know more about genomics? Here is a recent Grand Rounds update from Holly O'Dea, Workforce Development and Health Education Liaison Lead.
If you would like to know more about the range of education and training available from the Alliance, please contact us using our contact form.
GatewayC is a free online cancer education platform developed for primary care professionals across England, aiming to improve cancer outcomes by facilitating earlier diagnosis and improving patient experience. The platform is fully funded by Health Education England and assists users in confidently identifying, referring, and supporting patients with symptoms of a suspected cancer pathway.
The Alliance can provide and signpost you to a wide range of continued professional development, education, and training resources available, including those produced by our partners across the North West including Health Education England, including Health Education England's Genomic Education Programme (HEE-GEP)
HEE-GEP is developing a substantial education programme to inform healthcare professionals about the impact of genomics on clinical practice.
Please visit: genomicseducation.hee.nhs.uk
RCGP Genomics Toolkit
The RCGP Genomics Toolkit has been developed in partnership with Health Education England's Genomics Education Programme to support increasing understanding, raise awareness of Genomics Medicine and support primary care with increased knowledge of how genomics can contribute to improving patient care in a 'genomics era'.
Learn the principles and language of genomic variant interpretation and enhance your working knowledge of the ACMG guidelines.
Interpreting Genomic Variation: Fundamental Principles - Future Learn Website
Explore how robust variant interpretation is needed to support patients with increased risk of cancer.
Interpreting Genomic Variation: Inherited Cancer Susceptibility - Future Learn Website
The NWGLH has collated a collection of educational resources, including Foundation and Intermediate level
There is an additional resource being developed by Health Education England called GeNotes. Support in relation to using the National Test Directory (NTD) and how to order a test will also be available soon.
Genomics England have developed additional resources to support healthcare professionals in having discussions about the NGRL. This includes a 1-minute video that provides an overview of what it means to take part in the NGRL.
The video is aimed at patients & family members in the NHS Genomic Medicine Service, who are being the opportunity to contribute to the NGRL because of their rare disease or cancer. It may also be useful for clinicians who are responsible for offering the NGRL to patients or used for education & training purposes. Clinicians may show this video to their patients as part of a clinic appointment, or send a link before or after an appointment. It should be used alongside other resources about the NGRL, which can be found at https://www.genomicsengland.co.uk/clinicians/resources, including:
Genomics England and NGRL would like to understand how this video is being used, so are asking healthcare professionals to complete this feedback form to help improve this resource and consider any additional resources that could support decision-making about the NGRL.
Medics for rare disease is a registered charity that provides education and training resources for medical students and doctors, in relation to rare disease diagnostics.
The organisation began as Barts and The London Society for Rare Diseases in 2011 and became a national project in 2013, as Students4RareDiseases with the help of The LSD Collaborative who was aawarded the Sanofi Genzyme PAL Award.
For more information, visit: https://www.m4rd.org/
The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR), with support from the Association of Cancer Physicians (ACP), has developed a brand new e-learning resource on the Fundamentals of Cancer Genomics, targeted at clinical and medical oncologists as well as healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with cancer.
NB: The course is free until August 2023. and can be accessed via an account, so sign-up is required. You do not need to be an RCR member.