Genomics Partnership Wales

Working together to harness the potential of genomics to improve the health, wellbeing and prosperity of the people of Wales

Who are we and what is our vision?

In July 2017, the Genomics for Precision Medicine Strategy was launched by Vaughan Gething, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services, and sets out Welsh Government’s ambitious plan “to create a sustainable, internationally-competitive environment for genetics and genomics to improve health and healthcare provision for the people of Wales”.

Genomics Partnership Wales (GPW) – Partneriaeth Genomeg Cymru – has been formed to establish a united approach to genomics in Wales and represents a number of organisations across several disciplines coming together to deliver a programme of work that will enable the ambition and commitment laid out in the Genomics Strategy to be realised.

Key organisations include Welsh Government, the All Wales Medical Genetics Service, Wales Gene Park, Public Health Wales, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Higher Education Institutions in Wales as well as other stakeholders and collaborators.

Work is progressing in several areas – from workforce and training and IT, to patient consent and business development – and an online presence is being developed as a priority to ensure that GPW’s excellent services can be promoted on a global platform. Significant progress has also been made in aligning clinical and laboratory services under one All Wales Genetics and Genomics Service structure, in order to improve on the accommodation for genomics services in Wales.

Keep updated:

The Genomics Partnership Wales newsletter provides regular updates on its progress.

Issue 1 includes articles on:

  • The approach to genomics in Wales
  • Key partners and governance structure
  • Key areas of progress

Issue 2 includes features on:

  • The Public Health Wales Pathogen Genomics Unit
  • The 100,000 Genomes Project in Wales
  • #JourneyToGenomics – showcasing some of the Genomics Partnership Wales Members who are contributing to the future of Welsh Genomics

Issue 3 includes information about:

  • The Patient & Public Sounding Board
  • The arrival of the new NovaSeq high-throughput sequencer, which will enable GPW partners across Wales to conduct Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS)
  • Journeys to Genomics, which showcases some of the Genomics Partnership Wales workforce who are contributing to the future of Welsh genomics
  • Programme updates

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Engaging and informing the Welsh Healthcare Workforce:

Wales Gene Park is undertaking a range of activities throughout Wales to engage and inform the Health Professional workforce about the strategy and its implications. These include:

  • A Genomics Roadshow, comprising short talks or information sessions at seminars, meetings Grand Rounds or other events – please contact (02920 746940) if you would like to enquire about having a talk
  • Information stands at events including conferences, meetings and training sessions – drop by the stand to find out more if we are at an event near you!
  •  Continuing Professional Development (CPD) meetings for Health Professionals across Wales – currently being developed for the Welsh Healthcare Workforce

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