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NHS publishes first Genomics Strategy
NHS publishes first Genomics Strategy

NHS publishes first Genomics Strategy

31 October 2022

The first NHS Genomics Strategy, Accelerating Genomic Medicine in the NHS which sets out the ambitions and vision over the next 5 years for genomics in the NHS has now been published.

The Strategy was officially unveiled by Amanda Pritchard, Chief Executive of NHS England, at the inaugural NHS Genomics Healthcare Summit in London on Wednesday 12 October.

The Strategy is based around delivering four priorities which are set out below:

  1. Embedding genomics across the NHS, through a world leading innovative service model from primary and community care through to specialist and tertiary care
  2. Delivering equitable genomic testing for improved outcomes in cancer, rare, inherited and common diseases disease and in enabling precision medicine and reducing adverse drug reactions
  3. Enabling genomics to be at the forefront of the data and digital revolution, ensuring genomic data can be interpreted and informed by other diagnostic and clinical data; and
  4. Evolving the service driven by cutting-edge science, research and innovation to ensure that patients can benefit from rapid implementation of advances

You can read the full Strategy and an executive summary on the NHS England genomics webpage by clicking the link below. Easy read versions are available on request.