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New NHS Genomics Strategy released

By October 21, 2022No Comments

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.

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