Primary Care 2016: promoting genomics in healthcare

The GEP team spent two days at the Primary Care and Public Health Exhibition, increasing awareness of genomics and the work of the programme

On 18th – 19th May, the GEP attended the Primary Care and Public Health exhibition which prides itself on providing ‘unrivalled learning and networking opportunities for health care professionals, working in primary and community care, public, prison and global health’.

Now in its 26th year, the exhibition offered an excellent opportunity to engage with a large range of primary health practitioners from across the country, raising awareness of the work of the programme and our educational resources.

During the two day event, the GEP spoke with over 150 attendees about genomics. Various primary healthcare professionals visited the GEP stand with GPs, nurses and midwives all keen to find out more about the activities of the programme; in particular our online courses, the Master’s in Genomic Medicine and CPPD modules.

Though many in attendance were already aware of the 100,000 Genomes project, the exhibition demonstrated that there is a high demand for further education in genomics and more information on the impact the field is set to have for primary healthcare professionals, patients and beyond.

Thank you to everyone who visited the GEP stand to learn more about our work and educational resources. If you have any follow up questions or queries for the team please get in touch here.