'Genomics in Medical Specialties' films launched

Posted on 17 January 2019 (Permalink)

Three films - along with supporting information - have been launched to illustrate the ways in which genomics is changing clinical practice across the NHS

As genomics becomes embedded into routine care, those working in specialist clinics need to have an awareness of genomics and its application. This new series of films aims to provide key facts and useful information specific to each specialty.

The films can be found here:

Genomics in Ophthalmology’,

Genomics in Oncology: Inherited Risk

Genomics in Oncology: Cancer Treatment

More films in the series are due to be released in early 2019.

WMAHSN funds three Genomic Ambassadors to support the work of the 100,000 Genomes Project. The aim of the project is to create a new genomic medicine service for the NHS – transforming the way people are cared for.

The ambassadors link the North, Centre and South of the region and have been instrumental in recruiting patients.

The films have been produced by the Genomics Education Programme (GEP) who have been working in collaboration with champions of genomics from a range of clinical specialisms to produce a series of short films and accompanying information focusing on the impact of genomics.

Accompanying information is also available on the GEP website.