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Genomics in your Practice: a health and social care survey

Make your voice count and join other medical professionals to inform future training and education plans in genomics

Genomics is increasingly shaping patient care. To understand how it is being used by medical professionals, and help inform future training and education plans, the Genomics Education Programme (GEP) is seeking views from the medical community.

The online survey, Genomics in your Practice, is now open to all medical professionals working in the UK and has been extended until Monday 18 October. The survey questions have been developed with members of the medical community in mind and should take around 15 to 25 minutes to complete.

Aims of the survey

The purpose of the Genomics in your Practice survey is to:

  • assess if and how medics currently use genomics;
  • measure self-perceived confidence in their genomics knowledge and skills;
  • evaluate engagement with genomics education and training;
  • understand their intention to use genomics in future practice; and
  • identify future education and training requirements.

How the survey will work

The survey will ask respondents a series of questions about them and their clinical role, focusing on their use, or not, of genomic testing. It will also ask about confidence in accessing genomic tests and using genomic information to inform clinical practice. The survey finishes by asking how respondents access education and training information and what topic areas in genomics they would like to learn more about.

Once all the results have been received and analysed, the GEP will publish a national report of the findings in autumn 2021.

If you would like to find out more about the Genomics in your Practice survey, please visit the survey page or download our social media toolkit for guidance and resources to help spread the word.