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National Genetics and Genomics Education Centre merges with NSHCS from 1 June

The National Genetics and Genomics Education Centre is to merge with the National School for Healthcare Science from 1 June 2014, moving in to the NSHCS offices in Birmingham

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The NGGEC was first established in 2005 to deliver recommendations of the 2003 White Paper ‘Our inheritance, our future – realising the potential of genetics in the NHS’. It provides information and support across all the clinical professions of the Health Services and been led by doctor Professor Peter Farndon CBE and based in offices at Birmingham Womens Hospital.

The NGGEC is merging with the NSHCS as part of the sustainability policy from the Human Genome Strategy Group’s 2012 report, ‘Building on our inheritance: genomic technology in healthcare’  – with genetics and genomics education coordinated by Health Education England through the National School for Healthcare Science. Prof Farndon has retired as Director and the NGGEC is relocating to the nearby NSHCS offices.

NGGEC will continue to provide educational resources via its website: www.geneticseducation.nhs.uk and through its Twitter channel:@GeneticsEd.

Enquiries can be directed to:enquiries@geneticseducation.nhs.uk

More information on the changes is available from the NGGEC website.

 

 

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