Patient and Public Engagement in the GMC

Staff at the Greater Manchester GMC deliver information about the 100,000 genome project and engage patients and the public at numerous events in the Greater Manchester region. Examples of these include

A patient engagement event, showing MCGM staff performing fun learning activities with young children

We hold regular Participant events for patients taking part in the 100,000 genome project

Our Participant Ambassadors Group comprises of 100,000 genome project participants who bring their skills and experience to all aspects of delivering the project, including public engagement, teaching and participation in Project Board meetings. If you would like more information, please contact georgina.hall@mft.nhs.uk.

During the 100,000 genomes project, we have had patient and public involvement (PPI) groups linked to local delivery hospitals. We have one representative from the Greater Manchester GMC Participant Ambassador group who currently sits on the National Participant Panel. Our representative is Dave McCormick (National Patient Participation Panel & GeCIP Board representative Lay Patient Representative to the MSc in Genomic Sciences, University of Manchester GMC).

We offered a drawing competition for children in Years 5 and 6 in local primary schools to learn about genomics and to develop a “logo” for our rare disease service. A number of schools took part and this was the winning drawing that is now being developed into a logo for stickers for children attending our clinics. Many thanks to all the STEM teachers and children who took part.