*An editorial, Preparing clinicians for genomic medicine, by mainstreamin g champions Ingrid Slade and Hilary Burton has been published in the Postgraduate Medical Journal (one of the BMJ group). Read the abstract here
The Genomics in Mainstream Medicine Working Group seeks to raise awareness about genomic medicine and coordinate the promotion of genomic knowledge and its integration into educational programmes and clinical practice across a wide range of specialties. This is in addition to the work of Genomics England and the Health Education England Genomics Education Programme.
PHG Foundation Director Dr Hilary Burton now sits on the Genomics in Mainstream Medicine Working Group established by the Joint Committee for Genomics in Medicine (JCGM) of the Royal College of Physicians, the Royal College of Pathologists and British Society for Genetic Medicine in 2013. The PHG Foundation has a long track record in promoting genomic medicine throughout mainstream clinical practice.
The group builds on our 2011 report Genetics in Mainstream Medicine, and a subsequent workshop organised by the JCGM in conjunction with the PHG Foundation and the National Genetics Education and Development Centre. The findings of this expert meeting are set out in the 2012 report Genomics in Medicine, which pointed the way forward for effective integration of genomic medicine across the whole NHS.
Hilary is responsible for the delivery and quality of our work, and the strategic direction of the Foundation.More about Hilary