Learn, share, reflect: second nursing and midwifery event

The GEP hosted the second in its series of round table discussions to support the education and training of nursing and midwifery staff in genomics

HEE’s Genomics Education Programme welcomed senior figures from the nursing and midwifery profession to its second workforce transformation round table on Wednesday 28th June.

The meeting was again chaired by Lord Willis of Knaresborough and HEE director of nursing Lisa Bayliss-Pratt, who led discussions on the progress made since the previous meeting and the ongoing implementation of the GEP’s nursing and midwifery transformation strategy.

Getting involved

The meeting took an interactive format, with the GEP team posing questions to the group about the impact of genomics on the future of nursing and midwifery, and generating discussion around current and future planned resources to support the workforce.

The group also saw a preview of the new GEP animation, which highlights the work the programme is doing to educate and train staff from across all professions to gain the knowledge, skills and experience they need to embrace the extraordinary potential of genomics, and bring about lasting benefits for patients.

And, as at the previous round table, an eye-catching summary of the discussion was recorded in the form of visual minutes by Creative Connections, including the three main themes to emerge from the meeting: learn, share and reflect.

Next steps

The outcome of the meeting was extremely positive, with all attendees engaged and keen to share new developments in genomics with their networks.

The GEP team now has a number of actions to begin exploring with the assistance of the group. A follow-up meeting is planned for the new year to review progress.

For more information about the GEP and its work to support the nursing and midwifery workforce, please contact: genomicseducation@hee.nhs.uk or visit: www.genomicseducation.hee.nhs.uk.