Talk to me about: Pharmacogenomics, Pharmacy workforce, Medicines optimisation.

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Emma is the NHS North East & Yorkshire Genomic Medicine Service Alliance Pharmacy Lead and her role involves providing leadership to embed genomic medicine into clinical pathways, enabling implementation of pharmacogenomics and supporting pharmacy workforce development and transformation.

Emma’s area of clinical practice is Oncology and I she has worked in cancer services at the Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals since 2017. Her interest in genomics was sparked by an online teaching session on monogenic diabetes and ever since then I have been fascinated by the potential of genomics. In 2016 she started the MSc course ‘Genomic Medicine’ at Newcastle University and enjoyed learning with multidisciplinary colleagues from different backgrounds.

Emma supports a range of transformation clinical projects that require pharmacy input. The work of our NHS GMS Alliance will build a foundation for pharmacy workforce transformation, enabling staff to combine existing expertise with genomic testing to improve treatment plans, optimise regimes and enable more effective use of medicines for patients.