Monday, 05 March 2018 13:15

Welcome to #GenomicsConversation Week

This week the GEP will launch new videos, educational resources and podcasts to encourage nurses and midwives to converse about genomics

Monday 5th March is the start of #GenomicsConversation, the Genomics Education Programme’s (GEP) first annual week of action for nurses and midwives. The aim of the week is to encourage the nursing and midwifery communities to engage with the GEP and start a bigger conversation about genomics in nursing and midwifery with their colleagues, patients or friends.

Kicking off the Genomics Conversation

To start the week, we are broadcasting two short podcasts, one featuring GEP scientific director Dr Anneke Seller, introducing the week and the activities we are hosting; and a second featuring GEP education specialist Dr Michelle Bishop, talking about genomics' increasing role in healthcare, especially in nursing and midwifery practice. 

Genomics in nursing film

Also making its debut today is our fantastic new film 'Nursing in the Genomics Era'. The film, created specially for nurses, introduces genomics and how it applies to their current practice. In our conversations with nursing staff across the NHS, the GEP is aware that many nurses don’t realise that genomics already plays a role in everyday healthcare. We hope the film illustrates how nurses are already integral to genomic healthcare in the NHS, and the key ways in which they contribute.

Other activities

There is a full calendar of activities available via our website; and there is a downloadable package of social media resources available. If you would like to support our activity, please use the hashtag #GenomicsConversation on social media, add our twibbon, and make a pledge to share your knowledge, learn more or just start a conversation about genomics.

If you'd like to learn about genomics, we have a wide range of short introductory courses, formal taught courses, and ‘just-in-time’ educational resources, all available via the GEP website.