The NHS have released a comprehensive strategy for embedding genomics in the NHS over the next 5 years. It is their intention to accelerate the embedding of genomic medicine across the NHS, therefore providing a world leading, equitable service to populations and individuals.
In the report, a number of ambitions have been outlined, including: creating an innovative, world-leading genomics service model; delivering equitable genomic testing for improved prediction, prevention, diagnosis and precision medicine; putting genomics at the heart of the data and digital revolution; and evolving the service through cutting-edge science, research and innovation.
The strategy sets out how more people will be empowered to take preventative action following risk-based predictions, receive life-changing diagnoses and get the support needed to live with genomically-informed diagnoses alongside improved access to cutting-edge precision treatments.
It also outlines how the NHS will accelerate future high-quality genomic innovation that can be adopted and spread across the country, leading to positive impacts for current and future generations.
The report can be read here.