Recent years have seen considerable advances in genetic medicine which has allowed many patients to benefit from faster, more accurate diagnoses, targeted screening, personalised treatments and cascade testing for relatives. There continues to be substantial investment in genetic research and this is an area which is likely to see considerable growth in the coming years.
The Northern England SCN approach to cross-condition working brings an opportunity to establish a multi-disciplinary Cross-Condition Genetics Group, bringing together experts from many different fields to advise on the delivery of quality and equity in the provision of, and access to, genetics services across Northern England.
Consultant Geneticist, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
|23 April 2015|