Author: NTGMC team

National Training Consent Day

Join us in September to learn the skills and knowledge required to recruit and consent patients to the 100,000 Genomes Project.

HEE’s Genomics Education Programme in conjunction with the Birmingham Women’s Hospital Clinical Genetics unit and the West Midlands Genomic Medicine Centre (GMC) education team will be hosting a National Consent Training Day on Tuesday 20th September in central Birmingham.

The aim of the day is to introduce and demonstrate the use of a blended learning package that is designed to equip health professionals with the skills and knowledge required to recruit and consent patients to the 100,000 Genomes Project.

The package incorporates the Genomics Education Programme’s ‘Preparing for the consent conversation’ online training course and training materials that can be used in face-to-face sessions.

We would like to invite individuals from each Genomic Medicine Centre (approximately three from each centre) to attend this event. Ideally these representatives will be the individuals who will provide consent training within their GMC. Please email Charlotte Szczepanik if you would like more information or with the details of who will be attending. The location of the meeting will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Applications for Masters and CPPD funding now open for 2016/17 start

Health Education England’s Genomics Education Programme (GEP) is now accepting applications for funded places on the Masters in Genomic Medicine course and individual modules of continuing professional and personal development (CPPD) for the coming 2016/17 academic year.

The Masters in Genomic Medicine and associated CPPD modules have been designed to support the introduction of personalised medicine into the NHS, the work of NHS Genomic Medicine Centres and the 100,000 Genomes project.

The full course and a number of individual modules are available through a national network of nine universities, with the Master’s offered as a one-year full-time or a two-year part-time study option. Open to all NHS healthcare professionals, the course aims to enhance knowledge and skills in this rapidly evolving field.

The funding application process is now open for courses starting in the 2016/17 academic year. Details of the modules, eligibility criteria and how to apply are available on the Genomics Education Programme website.