Genomics

The use of genomics in medicine provides incredible opportunities and new ways to predict, prevent, diagnose and treat disease. The education and training of General Practitioners on genomics is core to effective delivery and use of this revolutionary technology that is becoming more accessible to the public.

As the cost of genome sequencing continues to decrease and new providers continue to emerge more and more patients potentially will be approaching GPs with questions. During this time where genomics in primary care is yet to be established and primary care professionals are overburdened there's a need to ensure there are educational materials and resources available.

Clinical Team

  • Dr Judith Hayward, RCGP Clinical Champion for Genomics in Primary Care Programme
  • Dr Imran Rafi, RCGP Clinical Champion for Genomics in Primary Care Programme

Aims of the project

Funded by Health Education England’s Genomics Education Programme (GEP) and working in partnership with key stakeholders, Genomics England, NHS England and other professional bodies, the RCGP is creating educational and training resources to ensure that the workforce of today and the future is equipped to respond to the fast-paced developments in genomics.

The RCGP Genomics Project team will work with the stakeholders to develop a common language to drive all activities in the same direction to avoid replication and ensure best use of resources.

The College, GEP and stakeholders will also take this opportunity to raise awareness of key challenges and issues facing primary care in genomics and the increase use and prevalence of genetic information in medicine.

Key outputs:

 

 

 

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