Speaking at The Royal Society event today, Matt Hancock’s call for more counsellors will form part of the National Genomics Healthcare Strategy.
As Dr Eric Topol commences his review into the training needs of NHS staff and how can they leverage AI, genomics and other technologies to improve care, Stephen Barclay, minister of state for Health and Social Care, says it is key that NHS is “future-fit” to embrace the technological revolution.
Further work is needed to establish how the consent process might appropriately cover data sharing in genetic and genomic medicine, a new paper from the National Data Guardian (NDG) has argued.
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This week’s health IT news in brief covers new senior appointments at two suppliers, a milestone for Yorkshire and Humber’s genomic medicine centre, and success for a cable management device.
An electronic data collection system has enabled 18 trusts across the West Midlands to contribute to the national 100,000 Genomes Project.
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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust will use a supercomputer to interpret the genomic data of cancer patients to make sure they receive the most appropriate care.
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NHS England has named the eleven centres across the country that will drive efforts to sequence 100,000 genomes by 2017.
Patients Know Best has formed a partnership with Tute Genomics to create genomic profiles for patients as part of their health record.
NHS England has issued an invitation to tender for organisations wanting to become genomic centres for its project to sequence 100,000 genomes.
NHS England expects to have contracts in place with providers by January 2015 for its ambitious project to sequence 100,000 genomes and link the results with a national database of electronic patient records.