HEE’s Genomics Education Programme hosted a ground-breaking event to create a nursing and midwifery transformation strategy
On Friday 13th January the GEP held a round table event in Birmingham to discuss how to embed genomics into routine nursing and midwifery practice.
Chaired by Lord Willis of Knaresborough and Lisa Bayliss-Pratt, and attended by leading figures from the nursing and midwifery community, including Dame Professor Donna Kinnair, Director of Nursing at the Royal College of Nursing and Joanne Bosanquet MBE, Deputy Chief Nurse at Public Health England, the group received presentations from Professor Sue Hill and Dr Anneke Seller (Scientific Director for the GEP), who set the context and provided an update on the 100,000 Genomes Project and GEP work.
Nurses and midwives have a pivotal role in bringing the benefits of genomics to everyday healthcare. Discussions centred around accelerating the integration of genomics into everyday practice, pre-registration education, and research. A variety of pledges were made to support the ongoing implementation of the nursing and midwifery GEP transformation strategy.
A follow-up meeting is planned for six months’ time.