“This timely report from the PHG Foundation provides an insight into the importance of this work. I welcome it and think it is an excellent contribution to the future debate."
Professor Dame Sally Davies
The Chief Medical Officer for England
“The work that you do is going to be instrumental in getting genomics into the NHS.”
Professor Sharon Peacock CBE, FMedSci
Director, Bloomsbury Research Institute
“The excellent and interesting report by the PHG Foundation, a copy of which I have. We have noted that report with considerable interest. The Human Genomics Strategy Group has been asked to note the recommendations in that report as part of its work to develop a strategic vision.”
To the House of Lords
“The Department of Health welcomes this report, which we will use in our work with Specialised Services Commissioners and cardiac networks to support the NHS in the further development and delivery of service improvements for patients with an inherited cardiac condition and their families.
Prof Huon Gray
National Clinical Director for Heart Disease, NHS England
“There is a risk that medicine could be driven by the technology; the Realising Genomics report is of huge value because it reminds us of the importance of thinking carefully about the clinical benefits and possible risks of genome sequencing.”
Prof Frances Flinter
Consultant in Clinical Genetics & Caldicott Guardian, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
“We commissioned PHG Foundation to undertake a detailed review of literature in relation to genetics and molecular pathology. The report produced by PHG has been highly informative to NSD, as commissioners of the service. It has also provided the Independent Expert Review Group with a solid evidence base to make recommendations on the model of service delivery for genomic laboratories over the next five years to meet the needs of the population of Scotland.”
National Services Scotland
"Again PHG foundation managed to make a complex topic understandable to a wider audience; drawn from multiple perspectives and a diversity of stakeholders."
Dr. Lidewij Henneman
VU University Medical Center Amsterdam
“The processes behind the Realising Genomics report have been excellent and its release is very timely, coinciding with the launch of national genomics initiatives and coming at the perfect time to initiate national coordinated action to address the issues it raises. The BSGM is keen to take a leadership role in taking the report recommendations forward.”
Dr Angela Douglas
Scientific Director, Cheshire & Merseyside Regional Genetics Services