Health Education England’s Genomics Education Programme (GEP), in collaboration with the NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE/I) Genomics Unit, has established the Joint Genomics Workforce Steering Group.
This group brings together representatives from the Genomic Laboratory Hub (GLH) and Genomic Medicine Service Alliance (GMSA) regions and other key stakeholders across the health service to:
- focus on the workforce elements required to deliver the NHS Genomic Medicine Service (GMS);
- adapt to changes in the system and take on board workforce plans and implications;
- develop a robust governance structure and reporting lines; and
- share best practice and shape activity for the development of the multi-professional workforce.
The purpose of the group is to establish and oversee a number of task-and-finish groups, which will cover the delivery of identified priority work streams. This will provide a co-ordinated and aligned approach to workforce transformation across the system.