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“Primary care remains the point of access to the NHS as well as having key roles in care coordination and prescribing. Therefore, embedding of genomic medicine in the NHS relies on successful implementation into the primary care landscape. Primary care is currently facing considerable challenges, including increasing numbers of patients and consultations per GP, multiple health conditions and polypharmacy, all contributing to increasing workload within a resource-constrained system. Although genomic medicine has enormous potential to benefit patients, its successful implementation demands alignment with existing skills and working practices, development of underpinning informatics infrastructure, integration into care pathways with consideration of commissioning and leadership. Here, we set out current initiatives and future strategies to support primary care colleagues in the delivery of genomic medicine, covering issues of workforce development and education, primary care leadership, and data and digital considerations.”

This abstract is from the Genomics Education Programme-affiliated manuscript published in November 2023 in the academic journal Future Healthcare Journal. The full article can either be obtained via the sidebar’s Document Download, or via visiting the hosting journal’s webpage at: https://doi.org/10.7861/fhj.2023-0116


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1st November 2023

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Manuscript: Embedding genomics across the NHS: a primary care perspective [PDF, 1 MB]