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Expansion of genomic services within the NHS is leading to increased utilisation and routine application of genomic testing. Forming the largest workforce in the NHS, nurses will play an integral role in supporting patients and their families undergoing genomic testing and will need the right knowledge, skills and behaviour to help them do so effectively 

This framework defines eight core competencies that the Genomics Education Programme and associated expert authors believe all nurses will require as genomics becomes embedded in routine care. These core competencies can then be built upon or incorporated into other frameworks for more specialist roles.  

The framework is open for consultation until 8 November 2022. If you would like to provide comments, please do so via our dedicated feedback form