As nurses, the term 'genomics' might seem unfamiliar, but in reality nurses are vital to the delivery of genomic medicine and are already contributing to incredible advances in treatment and care.
Like genetics, genomics also looks at DNA, but improved technology means we can now read all of the information in a person’s or organism’s DNA at once, and use it to build a clearer picture of health and disease. This is leading to changes in the way we diagnose, treat and care for our patients and their families.
Health Education England's Genomics Education Programme is developing a substantial education programme to inform healthcare professionals about the impact of genomics on clinical practice.
For more information visit genomicseducation.hee.nhs.uk