This podcast features Dr Christine Patch, Clinical Lead for Genetic Counselling at Genomics England and the new Chair of the Global Genomics Nursing Alliance, also known as ‘G2NA’. Christine talks about the influence of genomics on nursing practice as a whole and how nurses need to be aware of its potential in patient care. She also talks about the work of the G2NA and other international collaborations working to raise the profile of genomics, as well as discussing the need for genomics to become an established part of nursing training.
The Genomics Conversation
In March 2018, the Genomics Education Programme launched its first annual #GenomicsConversation, which that year was aimed at nurses and midwives.
The aim of the week was to encourage all nurses and midwives to engage with colleagues, patients or friends through social media to start a bigger conversation about genomics and its applications in nursing and midwifery practice.
Key partners from within nursing and midwifery helped us to facilitate the week and increase awareness within their fields. Activities were designed to get people talking, and nurses and midwives were asked to make a pledge to share what they had learned during the week with a colleague or their team.