Genomics Ambassadors programme

Health Education England are supporting the role of a number of Genomics Ambassadors who will be responsible for raising awareness and disseminating best practice from the Yorkshire and Humber Genomic Medicine Centre across Trusts in the region through educational engagement.

A multiprofessional group, the team of ambassadors include nurses, laboratory staff from genetics and histopathology, pharmacists and clinical geneticists.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Providing support to the Yorkshire and Humber NHS Genomic Medicine Centre particularly the Education and Training Manager
  • Assisting with communicating education and learning initiatives and interventions across the Yorkshire and Humber and
  • Identifying gaps where bespoke training packages may be required.

To date the team have been responsible for hosting a breast cancer workshop for the region, a careers fair, a laboratory day for schools and an information session at one of our local delivery partner trusts

They will be involved in the programme of events for the forthcoming Genomics weeks in March (5-9th Nurses and Midwives, 12-16th Yorkshire and Humber NHS Genomic Medicine Centre Genomics week).

These activities will involve close coordination with key stakeholders, including our local delivery partner Trusts, universities and the Academic Health Science Network and clinical and academic staff to champion the mainstreaming of genomics medicine into normal clinical practice and the development of a region-wide legacy of effective networking and greater regional coherence.