A doctor discusses genomics with a patient

Test-drive our new primary care genomics education tool and earn free CPD!

The Genomics Education Programme is inviting feedback on our online genomics resource, GeNotes

The Genomics Education Programme is inviting healthcare professionals working in primary care to try out and feed back on a new free online genomics education tool before it is made more widely available throughout the NHS.

GeNotes (genomic notes for clinicians) has been developed by the programme in collaboration with clinical experts across the NHS, and is designed to support clinicians to make the right genomics decisions at each stage of a clinical pathway. It provides educational information at the point of need (the patient consultation) alongside links to bite-sized learning to further clinicians’ knowledge.

We are inviting GPs and colleagues in primary care to work through a patient scenario in GeNotes, then tell us about their experience via a short online survey. In total, this should take you around 15 to 20 minutes, though you are welcome to spend as much time as you like exploring the platform and trying out different patient scenarios. This time can be counted as free CPD around genetics scenarios.

With the Genomic Medicine Service’s roll-out of country-wide, equitable access to genomic testing for rare disease and cancer, as well as the rise of direct-to-consumer genomic testing, it’s more vital than ever for primary care practitioners to have an understanding of genomic testing, including appropriate referral routes and the types of patient support available.

Your feedback will help us to refine GeNotes before it is made more widely available across primary care. The survey closes on 6 November 2022, so have your say without delay!