National

Genomics Education Programme

Website: https://genomicseducation.hee.nhs.uk

Email: genomicseducation@hee.nhs.uk

Understanding how our genome influences our health can mean better diagnoses, leading to new and targeted treatments, and even predicting and preventing disease. The NHS is paving the way towards equitable access to genomic medicine across the country. But how can health professionals develop the knowledge and skills to embrace its potential?

Health Education England’s Genomics Education Programme (GEP) was founded to deliver the learning and development necessary to enable current and future NHS professionals to harness the power of genomic medicine for patient benefit. Educating a diverse, 1.5 million-strong workforce requires a flexible, dynamic approach, drawing on best practice across healthcare, education and digital technology.

The GEP has developed a range of resources for NHS staff from online courses such as ‘Introduction to Genomics’, to more formal academic and training programmes including the Master’s in Genomic Medicine and Higher Specialist Scientist Training posts. To learn more, visit our website.