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Explore genomics in health visiting

22nd June 2022

The fifth annual #GenomicsConversation campaign is taking place this week (from 20-24 June 2022) and is focused on helping healthcare professionals to feel confident when talking about genomics. Each day is themed, with Day 3 (Wednesday’s) theme being: Recognising when genomics is relevant – which is the ideal day to share a new resource for health visitors.

To help upskill the health visiting workforce and provide support in genomics learning, the Genomics Education Programme (GEP), in collaboration with the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV), has created a dynamic new resource in the Genomics in Healthcare series: Genomics in Health Visiting. The page is divided into key sections highlighting important aspects of genomics in health visiting, including the diagnostic odyssey, how to take a family history, and the impact that genomics can have on families’ lives.

The resource adopts a multifaceted learning approach to cater for a range of learning styles, featuring videos, image carousels and other interactive elements, and has developed with a focus on functional learning – with tips and takeaways that can applied in practice right away.

For those looking for more, a handy link bank includes signposting out to many other resources, including the iHV’s Good Practice Points eXtra document that works as an excellent ‘next step’ for learners looking to continue their journey.

You can explore this exciting new resource now on the GEP website.

This series of five Good Practice Points (GPPs), collated together as a GPP eXtra, will help enhance health visitors’ understanding of genomics and how it will impact on their role and practice.