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The Genomic Education Programme holds a regular Nursing and Midwifery Round Table meeting. This report detail the outcomes from the meeting held in January 2020.

Experts and leaders from within the nursing and midwifery community received updates on progress made in the implementation of genomics into nursing and midwifery education, training and practice, which included:

  • Welcome and introductions: Lord Willis of Knaresborough
  • National update: Prof Mark Radcliffe, Health Education England interim chief nurse and NHS England and NHS Improvement deputy chief nursing officer
  • Update on the NHS Genomic Medicine Service: Prof Dame Sue Hill, NHS England and NHS Improvement chief scientific officer
  • Embedding genomics into nursing and midwifery practice: Prof Janice Sigsworth, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust director of nursing
  • Genomics education and training for nurses and midwives: Dr Anneke Seller, HEE Genomics Education Programme scientific director
  • Views from the waiting room – the patient and family experience of genomics: Leanne LeRiche, 100,000 Genomes Project participant panel member
  • Macmillan’s genomics portfolio of activity: Dany Bell, Macmillan Cancer Support strategic adviser for treatments, new medicines and genomics
  • Mainstreaming in practice – Polyposis Registry: Vicky Cuthill, The Polyposis Registry and St Marks Hospital cancer clinic lead nurse / manager


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11th February 2020

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11th March 2021

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Genomics Nursing Midwifery Report Jan 2020