Have Your Say: Genomics and Precision Medicine in Wales

Genomics Partnership Wales are working together to harness the potential of genomics to improve the health, wellbeing and prosperity of the people of Wales. We were established to implement the Welsh Government’s Genomics for Precision Medicine Strategy and are now seeking the experiences of patients and the public to ensure that our work has impact and is focused on delivering benefit to patients and their families.

We are seeking applications from individuals with a broad range of experiences relating to genetic testing and genomics:

  • direct or indirect experience (as an individual, family member or carer) of genetic testing and/or the process of informed consent for such testing
  • any interaction with the All Wales Medical Genetic Service
  • direct or indirect experience (as an individual, family member or carer) of cancer and/or inherited cancers such as breast or bowel
  • taken part in a precision or ‘personalised’ medicine trial, e.g. for cancer
  • direct or indirect experience (as an individual, family member or carer) of rare diseases such as Cystic Fibrosis, Huntington Disease, Tuberous Sclerosis
  • received/been offered a genetic test during pregnancy, for example screening for Downs, Edwards, or Patau syndromes
  • direct or indirect experience of living with/supporting children/adults with Developmental Delay disorders, e.g. Angelman syndrome, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Fragile X Syndrome
  • are able to voice their opinions in a constructive manner
  • can explain clearly why certain communications may generate emotions, confusion or uncertainty
  • are able to listen to other perspectives and respect other viewpoints

To register your interest in this opportunity please visit: https://www.healthandcareresearch.gov.wales/current-opportunities/