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Genomics is the study of a person’s genes (genome). It is a rapidly advancing discipline that offers opportunities to transform the care patients receive, some of which include:

  • earlier diagnosis
  • more personalised treatments and avoiding adverse effects from medication, and
  • identifying other health risks.

We need to ensure that this service can be offered to patients throughout Wales so we can provide the best care possible. To do this we’re developing a strategic workforce plan with Genomics Partnership Wales (GPW). This will help ensure Wales has the right workforce with specialist expertise to deliver this increasingly requested service.  


Developed by NHS England, GeNotes are quick and concise resources which can help healthcare professionals make the right genomics decisions at each stage of a clinical pathway.

Further resources specific to the clinical pathways in Wales will be available shortly.

Genomics training

To embed genomics as a regular service throughout healthcare in Wales, we need to educate the NHS Wales workforce about it and how it impacts on their practice.

With GPW, we have developed the following e-learning modules to increase your understanding and improve patient care.

With a well-trained workforce and appropriate genomic testing in place, NHS Wales can transform the delivery of healthcare for the benefit of patients.

For further information about the genomics programme please contact


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