Education and Training

Integral to the success of the 100,000 Genomes Project and its legacy is the education and training of both the healthcare workforce and patients and the public. GeCIP currently functions through 39 domains. This includes domains focusing on cancer and rare disease, as well as those with a cross cutting function. Each domain has an overall clinical lead and an education and training lead.

One of the 39 domains is a cross cutting Education and Training domain. This is coordinated and managed by the Health Education England (HEE) Genomics Education Programme. The HEE programme has three main aims:

  • Underpin the delivery of the 100,000 Genomes Project and specific education and training needs
  • Upskill the existing workforce to respond to the changing genomics and stratified medicine landscape
  • Broader prospective workforce transformation for the NHS and Public Health

The close relationship of the Education and Training GeCIP domain with the HEE programme will ensure linkage with the current and future education and training arrangements for healthcare professionals and with the HEE commissioned Higher Education Institution (HEI) providers of the MSc in Genomic Medicine. These providers work together in a formalised network, and some of the modules need to access the Genomics England dataset.

Key functions of the Education and Training Domain are likely to include:

  1. Establish and provide ongoing oversight of the education and training domain model of operation and key functions
  2. Advise how the learning from the 100,000 Genomes Project can be embedded into mainstream healthcare education and training programmes and broader workforce transformation including CPD
  3. Inform the development of future education and training genomic resources based on functional genomics pathway working with designated GeCIP domain education and training leads and others
  4. Provide coordination and approval of the 60 credit research projects proposed within the HEE commissioned Masters programme as well as the utilisation of the GeCIP training resources for delivery of the Master’s level modules inclusive of those being used for CPD purposes
  5. Working specifically with designated GeCIP domain education and training leads, coordinate, determine and review proposed HEE Genomics Education Programme funded research and development projects/programmes (and joint HEE and other funding partner projects in this area) and supervisory arrangements
  6. Establish a facilitated community of practice with HEE funded NHS GMC education and training leads, HEIs delivering the HEE commissioned MSc in Genomic Medicine and other interested HEIs and other individuals
  7. Work with scientific bodies and other public organisations to develop and inform public facing information inclusive of the PHG Foudnation
  8. Gather international best practice and establish an international network of experts in genomic education and training
  9. Promote innovation in education and training delivery from the learning from the 100,000 Genomes Project
  10. Demonstrate the impact of education and training interventions through developing a pedagogical line of research enquiry and funding.
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