The UK is recognised worldwide as a leader in genomics and the unique structure of the NHS allows it to deliver these advances at scale and pace for patient benefit.

Our expertise and emphasis on cross-specialty issues makes us ideal to look at how and when to embed genomics into education, training and clinical practice.

We have been commissioned by NHS England to host the Genomics Professional Partnerships Group, comprising College Genomic Clinical Leads, that will be instrumental in refining and prioritising various aspects of their genomic medicine programme. The work will sit across the spectrum of medicine and healthcare to ensure that full benefits are realised while avoiding overdiagnosis or any potential harm. We will help to shape the conversation with the GMC and other stakeholders.

The Group is jointly chaired by Professor Dame Helen Stokes-Lampard from the Academy and Professor Sue Hill, the NHS Chief Scientific Officer for England.

In 2022 we also welcomed two new genomics clinical education fellows, Dr Melody Redman and Dr Jessica Woods. Funded by the Health Education England Genomics Education Programme, they will be working with colleges and faculties to guide the inclusion of genomics in relevant curricula, promote engagement of colleges with the genomics programme, support genomics advisors, and increase the visibility of key genomic transformation projects being undertaken by the NHS Genomics Service.

For further information on our work in this area or the Genomic Professional Partnerships Group please contact Rose Jarvis.