The study of genes or genomics is enabling the effective prediction, diagnosis, and treatment of patients, including personalised care and the application of genomics and genomic testing is growing outside the remit of specialist pathways, and into routine healthcare.
The prevalence of genomics means that professionals and their patients are learning about or encountering genomics first hand and for this reason, it is vital that professionals across the NHS have some understanding of what genomics is, its impact, and its value for their clinical practice, and ultimately, enhanced patient care.
We have developed a range of professional scenarios that highlight where genomics can be applied within the clinical practice of colleagues including general practice, pharmacy, midwifery, and nursing.
To identify what tests are currently commissioned by the NHS, please visit the 2021/2022 National Genomic Test Directory for information including the technology by which they are available, and the patients who will be eligible to access a test.
National Genomic Test Directory - NHS England
Health Education England's Genomics Education Programme (GEP) - Genomics Education Programme
GEP provides a comprehensive range of materials, by clinical specialism i.e. Nursing, Midwifery, Primary Care, Oncology, Histopathology, and Neurology.
Acknowledgement: Links reproduced with approval of Health Education England and Genomics Education Programme.