Genomics in Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting

Plans are coming together for the Genomics Education Programme (GEP) #GenomicsConversation campaign week, starting on Monday 28 June. Aimed at nurses, midwives and heath visitors, the week will demonstrate the growing relevance of genomics in nursing practice through learning resources and online activities.

Each day of the week has been dedicated to one of the common themes that emerged from the GEP genomics awareness survey last year:

Monday                       “I don’t know what genomics is.”

Tuesday                      “Genomics is not relevant to my role.”

Wednesday                 “It all sounds too difficult.”

Thursday                     “I don’t have time to learn about genomics.”

Friday                          “I’m not sure what I should do next.”

Free online activities will be available throughout the week, tailored to reflect each day’s theme. This year, GEP are pleased to launch several new resources, including podcast interviews and the first of three webinars (details below).

For further news and updates on the Genomics Conversation 2021, follow GEP on social media @genomicsedu #GenomicsConversation or check out the webpage:

Webinars – From niche to necessity: genomics in routine care

The Genomics Education Programme, in partnership with NHSE/I and RCNi, is delivering a series of three webinars exploring genomics, its growing use in healthcare and the opportunities it brings for nurses, midwives and health visitors.

The webinars are aimed at those with little to no existing knowledge of genomics and are free. Each episode is CPD-certified and will allow attendees to mark two hours of participatory continuing professional development (CPD) towards revalidation.

Each webinar will feature contributions from a wide variety of professionals in practice.

To find out more and register your free place, visit the event webpage on Eventbrite.

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