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New in GeNotes: Cardiology launches today!

Developed by clinical experts for cardiologists working across the NHS, this brand-new GeNotes collection is the latest specialty to be added to the flagship genomics education resource.

The NHS England National Genomics Education Programme has once again expanded GeNotes, its flagship educational resource, to include a brand-new collection developed by cardiologists for cardiologists.

Joining existing specialties such as paediatrics, primary care and neurology, this new collection has been created by clinical experts and aims to meet a wide spectrum of genomics education needs for the busy cardiologist – from which genomic test to order if you suspect Barth syndrome in a child to the inheritance patterns to watch out for in cases of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Clinical scenarios and extended learning

The mainstreaming of genomic medicine is one of the top priorities across the NHS, meaning that it is now more important than ever for clinicians in all specialties to ‘think genomics’ in their day-to-day practice – and GeNotes is here to help.

Split across two tiers, GeNotes supports the busy cardiologist before, during and after patient appointments. The first tier, In the Clinic, contains short, useful summaries centred around example clinical scenarios, and is designed to give clinicians the information they need quickly before or during a patient appointment. The second tier, Knowledge Hub, provides a wealth of further learning resources designed to develop users’ understanding of a broad range of topics – from genomic testing technologies and core genomics concepts to specific genetic conditions.

Where next for GeNotes?

There are exciting things happening in GeNotes this year, with new collections underway in dermatology, mental health and gastroenterology.

If your specialty is currently missing and you’re interested in setting up a working group, please visit our GeNotes webpage for more information or get in touch.