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'Genomics in Medical Specialties' video series launched

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

 The Genomics Education Programme (GEP), part of Health Education England, has launched a series of short films and accompanying information on the positive impact that a focus on genomics can have in various areas of healthcare. The GEP have worked in collaboration with champions of genomics from a range of clinical specialisms to produce the films, the first three of which, 'Genomics in Cardiology', 'Genomics in Pathology' and 'Genomics in Primary Care', launched this week with more due to be released this spring.

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

Cardiology

Dr James Ware, Clinical Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London and Consultant Cardiologist at Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust, gives an overview of the latest advances in genomics in cardiology. This information will be of interest to those concerned with the latest developments in patient care and treatment, such as consultants and senior nurse specialists.

Pathology

Dr Jane Moorhead, Consultant Clinical Scientist in Histopathology at Kings College Hospital, and Professor Louise Jones, Consultant Pathologist at Barts Health NHS Trust and Professor of Pathology at Barts Cancer Institute, explain the latest developments in pathology and cancer treatment. This information will be useful for pathologists and clinical and biomedical scientists.

Primary Care

Dr Jude Hayward, a GP with a special interest in genetics and genomics, explains the importance of genomics in primary care and the role that primary care practitioners play in the delivery of personalised medicine. This information will be useful to all primary care professionals, including GPs, practice nurses, nurse practitioners, physician's associates and healthcare assistants.

You can find more information about genomics and the work of the GEP on their website.