With new technologies we can now examine the whole of a person's DNA -- their genome -- quicker and cheaper than ever before. In this video, Vivienne Parry OBE introduces the fundamentals of genomics and its growing importance for healthcare.
Health Education England's Genomics Education Programme is developing a substantial education programme to inform healthcare professionals about the impact of genomics on clinical practice. This video is the first educational resource from the programme.
Now more than ever, genomics is applicable across all areas of medicine and healthcare, both in the UK and internationally. Improved technologies, increased understanding of genomic data, and the increasing availability and affordability of testing have resulted in changes to the way in which patients and their families are treated and cared for.
As genomics becomes embedded into routine care, healthcare professionals across the NHS will need to be aware of the ways in which their practice is changing and the important role that they will continue to play in the delivery of personalised medicine and care.
Our Genomics in Healthcare Practice series has been developed as a useful resource for NHS healthcare professionals who want to learn more about genomics and how it will affect them. With a focus on key professions within the NHS that are being impacted and shaped by rapid advances in genomics, the series will enable healthcare staff to feel better informed about and prepared for genomics in their role.
From nursing and midwifery to bioinformatics and genetic counselling, careers in healthcare are changing fast; and it is our responsibility as individuals to ensure that we are prepared to play our part in a world-leading genomic medicine service - in order to ensure the highest quality care for our patients.
Now more than ever, genomics is applicable across all areas of medicine and healthcare. Improved technologies, increased understanding of genomic data, and the increased availability and affordability of testing have resulted in changes to the way in which patients and their families are treated and cared for. As genomics becomes embedded into routine care, consultants and nurses in each specialty, as well as the specialist genetics workforce, need to have an understanding of the application of genomics in their practice.
Our Genomics in Medical Specialties series has been developed in collaboration with champions of genomics from a range of disciplines to provide key facts and useful information.
Explore our information and films, 'Genomics in Cardiology’, 'Genomics in Pathology' and 'Genomics in Primary Care', below; information for other areas will be coming soon.