Tuesday, 06 February 2018 11:46

Genomics in Medical Specialties series launched

The new films and supporting information illustrate the ways in which genomics is changing clinical practice across the health service

The Genomics Education Programme (GEP) has been working in collaboration with champions of genomics from a range of clinical specialties to produce a series of short films and accompanying information focusing on the impact of genomics. The first three films, 'Genomics in Cardiology’, 'Genomics in Pathology' and 'Genomics in Primary Care’ launched this week.

As genomics becomes embedded into routine care, those working in specialist clinics need to have an awareness of genomics and its application. This new series aims to provide key facts and useful information specific to each specialty. 

Cardiology 

Dr James Ware, clinical senior lecturer at Imperial College London and consultant cardiologist at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust, gives an overview of the latest advances in genomics in cardiology. This information will be of interest to those concerned with the latest developments in patient care and treatment, such as consultants and senior nurse specialists.

Pathology 

Dr Jane Moorhead, consultant clinical scientist in histopathology at King's College Hospital, and Professor Louise Jones, consultant pathologist at Barts Health NHS Trust and professor of pathology at Barts Cancer Institute, explain the latest developments in pathology and cancer treatment. This information will be useful for pathologists and clinical and biomedical scientists.

Primary care 

Dr Jude Hayward, a GP with a special interest in genetics and genomics, explains the importance of genomics in primary care and the role that primary care practitioners play in the delivery of personalised medicine. This information will be useful to all primary care professionals, including GPs, practice nurses, nurse practitioners, physician's associates and healthcare assistants. 

The films and accompanying information are now available on the GEP website. More films in the series are due to be released this spring.