Lord Willis visits genomic medicine centre

Event showcases the important and inspirational work taking place within a large and diverse genomic medicine centre

Lord Willis of Knaresborough and Health Education England (HEE) director of nursing and deputy director of education and quality Professor Lisa Bayliss-Pratt visited the Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM) on 11th October, to learn about the work of the West Midlands Genomic Medicine Centre (WMGMC).

Lord Willis has an active interest in genomic medicine: he is the chair of the HEE Genomics Education Programme nursing and midwifery roundtable, a group of senior professionals who have been looking at new ways to embed genomics within nursing and midwifery.

Lord Willis and Professor Bayliss-Pratt were joined on the day by the GEP’s scientific director Dr Anneke Seller and operations manager Alison Pope to learn how nurses and midwives were supported to understand the impact of genomics on their roles across the West Midlands.

During the visit, the WMGMC team showcased the range of work being developed and undertaken in the region, including the development of data and information sharing pathways to improve the quality and management of patient care, and the use of genomic data to improve the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

For more information about the visit and the work of the WMGMC, visit the centre’s website.