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GeNotes: Pharmacogenomics launches today!

The National Genomics Education programme has added a new specialty to its flagship resource

The mainstreaming of genomics in healthcare is one of the key issues addressed in the NHS Long Term Plan. This means that it’s more important than ever for health professionals across the UK to develop their understanding of how genomics applies in their practice.

To help the NHS deliver on its plans, the National Genomics Education programme has once again expanded its flagship educational resource GeNotes to include a brand-new pharmacogenomics collection, which joins existing specialties such as paediatrics and endocrinology. Developed by clinical experts, this collection offers a unique insight into the potential of pharmacogenomics to revolutionise the delivery of personalised healthcare across all areas of the NHS.

Clinical scenarios and extended learning

Whether you’re sitting with a patient in clinic or you’ve found a moment to reflect on a tricky case, GeNotes is here to help.

The resource is split across two tiers. The first, In the Clinic, provides short clinical scenarios designed to give time-poor clinicians the information they need quickly before or during a patient appointment. The second tier, Knowledge Hub, is an encyclopaedia of further learning resources designed to develop clinicians’ understanding of genomics in medicine.

Developed by the National Genomics Education programme in collaboration with clinical experts working across the NHS, this new pharmacogenomics collection aims to support the integration of this vital area of practice into mainstream healthcare.

Genomics in your medical specialty

GeNotes has grown exponentially in the last year, with new working groups busy developing content for cardiology, neurology, dermatology and more.

If you would like to get involved in your specialty’s working group, or wish to enquire about setting up a working group of your own, please visit our GeNotes webpage for further information.