Healthcare in the United Kingdom (UK) is provided by the National Health Service (NHS), a service free at the point of delivery and available to all. Each nation of the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) has autonomy over their healthcare spending and strategic vision for their health services. In Wales (population 3.1 million), the Welsh Government launched the Genomics for Precision medicine strategy in 2017, setting out an ambitious plan to implement genomic medicine across the NHS. Established to deliver the strategy and provide a consistent approach to genomics across Wales, Genomics Partnership Wales (GPW) represents several organisations including Welsh Government, the All Wales Medical Genomics Service, Public Health Wales, Wales Gene Park, regional health boards and universities. Upskilling the healthcare workforce in genomics is a key element to delivering the strategy.
Central to this are registered nurses and midwives (42% of the total NHS Wales workforce in 2018). This project seeks to understand the current genomics landscape for nurses and midwives working in Wales and the educational requirements (content and pedagogy) for different clinical settings and geographical locations.
The initial stage of this project has 3 components:
1. A scoping literature review to map the international evidence on outcomes relating to nurses and midwives delivering genomic-based care
2. Collection of clinical exemplars of registered nurses and midwives who routinely use genomics and genetics in their clinical practice
3. An all-Wales nursing and midwifery workforce capacity survey.
Findings from the survey will be used to inform the development of education and training interventions that will be delivered by GPW to embed genomics into mainstream clinical practice and will provide baseline data that can be used to measure changes in capacity. An overview of the project will be presented in the wider context of Genomics Partnership Wales' programme of work.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventNursing, Genomics & Healthcare: NB postponed to Spring 2021 (dates tbc) because of pandemic - Wellcome Genome Campus, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 27 Apr 202029 Apr 2020
https://coursesandconferences.wellcomegenomecampus.org/our-events/nursing-genomics-healthcare-2020/

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ConferenceNursing, Genomics & Healthcare
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period27/04/2029/04/20
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