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Preparing clinicians for genomic medicine

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  • Contributors HB is Director of the PHG Foundation, an independent organisation focusing on the translation of genomic technologies for clinical care. Since its inception in 1997, her main focus has been on the development of genomics within mainstream specialties. She is currently chairman of a joint RCP, Joint Committee on Genomic Medicine and PHG Foundation working group on Genomics in Mainstream Medicine. Including 15 leading specialists on genomics across a breadth of clinical areas, this group seeks to understand and influence the professional development of clinicians through influencing formal mechanisms and the development of specialty-specific introductory resources on genomics. IS is a public health trainee with a background in clinical and molecular genomics. Her main focus of work is on the issues surrounding the implementation and integration of genomic medicine across the national healthcare setting. She is a member of the Genomics in Mainstream Medicine working group.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.