The Yorkshire and Humber Genomic Medicine Centre is working around the region with NHS organisations to recruit patients into the 100,000 Genomes Project to ensure that all patients with rare disease, plus their families, and patients with certain types of cancer, all have access to participate in the project.
Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, which was named a Top 40 hospital by healthcare improvement specialists CHKS in 2018, is now recruiting patients into the groundbreaking nationwide project, where patients with inherited diseases and cancers have a set of their genes and DNA read, in the aim of transforming the way patients are cared for.
With a target of 22 patients, the Trust has recruited over 5 patients to date and hopes to recruit more before the project ends. Staff involved in the project includes research nurses, cancer specialist care nurses and biomedical scientists consultant histopathologists and surgeons. Dr Daniel Scott, Consultant Histopatholgist and Trust Lead for the project, said: “We are delighted to be at the forefront of the nationwide 100,000 Genomes Project as it reaches its concluding stage.
“Patients are being offered the opportunity to be part of the groundbreaking nationwide project, and with some already signed up, we hope we can reach our target by the end of the year. Our involvement in the project furthers our position as a leading organisation for cancer care.”
If you are a patient being cared for by Harrogate and District NHS Foundation trust in taking part in the ‘100,000’ Genomes Project contact:
Dr Daniel Scott
Consultant and Speciality Lead in Histopathology and Trust Lead for the 100,000 Genomes Project Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
Daniel.Scott@hdft.nhs.uk For general enquiries about getting involved in the Yorkshire and Humber 100,000 Genomes Project visit our Contact us page
Photo: Dr Daniel Scott, Consultant Histopathologist with Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust Lead for the 100,000 Genomes Project