Strategy Vlog: Genomics

Professor William Newman and Dr Siddharth Banka give an overview of the strategic vision for the Genomics service; touching on plans to establish new partnerships, streamline referral pathways and develop a “Think Genomics” culture to help mainstream Genomics Medicine across MFT. Watch their vlog now to find out how they plan “to work collaboratively in a world-class, integrated Genomics centre, delivering the highest quality care for our patients and their families.”

How Manchester is leading the world in a new era of genomics

Jeans for Genes Day – meet members of the genomic medicine team!

Thursday 19th September: Clinical Genetics is celebrating Jeans for Genes day in the RMCH atrium from 10am-2pm. This is your opportunity to meet genetics staff and find out more about our work. Such as:

  • Who to refer to Clinical Genetics
  • How to get genetics advice
  • How/when to make referrals.

We love to chat so come and meet us! We will also be recruiting to our Patient Advisory Group and we’d love to hear from anyone who might be interested.

Manchester Genomic Centre praised for leading the way

Manchester Genomics Service, part of Saint Mary’s Hospital, was delighted to welcome to Manchester yesterday Professor Dame Sue Hill, Chief Scientific Officer at NHS England and Professor Mark Caulfield, Chief Scientist at Genomics England to celebrate Greater Manchester’s contribution to the 100k Genome Project.
Reflecting on how the Manchester Genomic Centre was the first UK centre to recruit a patient to the 100k Genome Project, Prof Hill congratulated the Centre on its contribution to a UK wide achievement of 97,993 samples of DNA being collected over a three year period.
She said Manchester stood out for its systematic approach to education and training to raise awareness of the Genome Project in clinical areas, as well as its approach to patient and public engagement, its effective integration of genomic medicine into clinical pathways and its work through cancer champions to enhance recruitment. Through its work on the project, the Centre has collected over 5,500 samples from participants with rare diseases and cancer.
Manchester was one of 13 centres which took part in the three-year long 100k Genome Project and is now hosting one of seven confirmed national Genomic Laboratory Hubs to accelerate new ways of working to deliver the new NHS Genomic Medicine Service.