Genomic medicine is the future of healthcare and it’s already here.  We’re working with colleagues across the region to embed genomics into everyday healthcare and across all areas of medicine.

For the NHS to realise the full potential of genomics, colleagues across the NHS need the right knowledge and skills, and a clear understanding of the benefits genomics brings for patient care across medicine.  We recognise that healthcare professionals will require different levels of education, depending on their role and experience. And whilst some will already be experts in this field, many will be starting from the beginning.

The Health Education England national genomics education programme aims to support NHS staff on their genomics journey. There is a multitude of easy-to-access resources available.  If you don’t know what genomics is, there are basic resources which will introduce you to genomics and explain the core concepts.

There are also resources specific to particular health professionals, such as nurses and midwives, right the way up to Continuing Personal Professional Development (CPPD) modules and an MSc in genomic medicine.  We’ve provided links to some general resources and educational materials, and more specific resources in the roles section of our website.

How can I learn more?


Join our education network and contact us to learn more

The NE&Y genomics education network has been established to bring together all those working in the genomics education arena in the region. The outcomes from this group will be shared on the website going forwards however, if you have any suggestions for the group, please contact Helen or Emma.

[email protected]


Our team are:

Helen Bethell, Workforce Development and Education Lead, NEY GMSA

Emma Clark, Education and Training lead, NEY GLH