Supporting the 100,000 Genomes Project

Creating a lasting legacy for personalised medicine in the Yorkshire and Humber region

The Yorkshire and Humber NHS Genomic Medicine Centre (YHGMC) is one of 13 genomic medicine centres established by NHS England to lead the way in delivering the 100,000 Genomes Project. The project is a groundbreaking initiative and will sequence 100,000 genomes from around 70,000 people in the UK. Participants are NHS patients with a rare disease, plus their families, and patients with cancer.

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Take part and help shape the future of the NHS

Our aim in the Yorkshire and Humber Genomic Medicine Centre is to collect samples from 4,700 participants with rare diseases plus their families, and patients with certain types of cancer, including breast, colorectal, lung, prostate, ovarian and sarcoma by December 2017.

Find out how you can get involved and help shape the future of personalised medicine in the NHS

Improving Patient Care & Outcomes Conference

Improving Patient Care & Outcomes Conference Wednesday 27th September 2017, Studio Venues, Leeds

Wednesday 27th September 2017, Studio Venues, Leeds

Genomic medicine is bringing the benefits of Personalised Medicine to patients in the NHS.  This is a free educational event for all healthcare professionals who want to explore  the impact of genomics  on patient care, diagnosis and treatment.

Come and hear about the exciting work and developments that are happening in our region

You can register for the conference here

A joint collaboration between 22 NHS Trusts

The Yorkshire and Humber NHS Genomic Medicine Centre is a joint collaboration between Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust working closely with all 22 NHS health trusts in the region supported by the Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network.

If you work in one of our partner organisations, find our resources for healthcare professionals and get involved in the 100,000 genomes project

Genomics Education Programme

Introduction to genomics

Ensure you have the the knowledge and experience as health professionals to provide your patients access to future developments in genomic medicine.

Access free online courses & guides on genomics, bioinformatics and consent. Find out more about funded places available for CCPD modules & Master’s in Genomic Medicine from Health Education England

Find available educational content and staff resources here

Join our patient panel

The Yorkshire and Humber NHS Genomic Medicine Centre PPI Panel helps steer the course of the delivery of the project and advise the Yorkshire and Humber NHS Genomics Medicine Centre.

We are extremely keen to hear from as broad a section of the population we serve as possible. You can find out more about our panel, and how to join by visiting our page here or by contacting Debbie Beirne on