The North West Population Health & Prevention Network (NW PHPN) had been running a series of Health Education England funded virtual learning events focused on regional health priorities and local work. 

The network has an annual work programme based on the Health Education England mandate requirements and the NHS Long Term Plan.

The webinar programme is themed around the NHS Long Term Plan. The Alliance were asked for expert speakers for the 1.5-hour webinar entitled  ‘How behaviours and environment alter your genes: epigenetics, the new healthcare frontier.’ 

Speakers included the Alliance's Pharmacy Lead, Midwifery Lead, Patient Experience and Equality Lead and one of the Genomic Educators. 

It was also fantastic to hear Angela Douglas’ (Deputy Chief Scientific Officer, NHS England) talk on ‘Why it is important to explore health ethics and the socio-legal dimensions of genomics.’

Over 100 registered and around 85 attended on the day. The feedback was fantastic and there was lots of interesting discussion at the end. 

To watch the recording of the event, please view below: