Report highlights the world-leading impact of UK Genomics and the importance of genomic education
The world-leading impact of the 100,000 Genomes Project has been captured following an international seminar at the prestigious Wilton Park centre. This brought together genomics leaders from Bahrain to Turkey to hear from the key figures in genomics in the UK, including Professor Sue Hill, Sir John Chisholm and Health Minister Alistair Burt MP.
The final report, The impact of the genomics revolution on global health – how can governments respond?, outlined the contribution from the key partners: NHS England & the NHS Genomic Medicine Centres; Genomics England and the Health Education England Genomics Education Programme – and the practical ways that other countries can share from the UK experience. It featured the work of the HEE Genomics Education Programme in some detail, with links to our website and online resources.
The report highlighted the six key elements that had led to the success of the 100,000 Genomes Project:
- Impetus – political leadership
- Discovery – the 100,000 Genomes Project
- Integration – delivering routine genomics medicine within the NHS
- Dividend – improved health outcomes and economic returns
- Challenges and action – overcoming barriers to national genomics programmes
- Resource – UK support to global genomics
Read the report at https://www.wiltonpark.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/WP1463-Report.pdf