Our Patient and Community Forum plays an active role in supporting the work of the North East and Yorkshire Genomic Medicine Service. It ensures that the views of patients, the public, carers and families are at the heart of our work.

The Patient and Community Forum consists of members of the public with either personal experience of genomic medicine, either as a patient or family member of a patient, or a keen interest in genomics.

Our Forum members play an active role in challenging and supporting our work. Members receive regular presentations from clinicians working in the field ofgenomics, and give their feedback on new developments and innovations. Working together with NEY GMS staff, they ensure that the voice of the patient is central to service developments and decision-making.

Forum members meet quarterly, alongside more frequent updates via email, to offer views and contribute on areas such as reviewing patient information, surveys, or the development of care pathways in hospitals or other care settings.

We are recruiting!

Forum Recruitment Pack

Expression of Interest form


The Patient and Community Forum welcomes expressions of interest from those considering becoming members. If you’re interested in joining us and helping shape the future of genomic medicine in our region, please:

Contact the Communications Team

The Genomic Revolution

Genomics is the future of healthcare. A future that is happening right now, and the NHS is leading the world in this space. By joining the North East & Yorkshire Genomic Medicine Service (NEY GMS) Patient & Community Forum you’ll get a chance to explore how genomics is transforming patient care and clinical services, and help improve health inequalities & cancer outcomes in the region today.

What’s it all about?

Made up of patients with lived experience in genomics or an interest in the field. Forum members act as a critical friend, ensuring that the patient and public voice is not only heard, but is influential in service developments and decision-making.

The Forum meets quarterly to offer its collective views and contribute to a range of agenda items. Involvement activities are very varied and may include:

  • Receiving presentations from professionals working in the field of genomics and giving feedback on newest developments and innovations
  • Reviewing patient information
  • Providing input through patient surveys
  • Making suggestions on how we can improve care pathways in hospitals or other care settings


Forum members are encouraged to help us set a meaningful agenda and explore areas of collaboration in everything we do.