Medics. Academy pioneer digital transformation company for the global community to improve health globally and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, the NHS foundation trust collaborates to launch Nucleus. The Nucleus is a transformative online program to future-proof the medical workforce for the genomics generation.
After the human genome was first sequenced two decades before, routine application of genomics is expected to play an integral part in daily healthcare. An awareness of genomics is now an integral piece of every health worker’s armory, thanks to individualized medicine and the rapid growth of translational biomedical research.
Nucleus will meet an unmet clinical and educational need by introducing world-class experts from Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust’s face-to-face training to a ground-breaking educational forum. The broadest possible cohort of health professionals would enhance their competencies in genomics by providing greater accessibility through high-quality digital content.
When it comes to using genomics to direct patient management and understanding the findings of genomic investigations, healthcare practitioners also have varying degrees of expertise. The Nucleus would cover the biological foundations of such analyses and the critical psychosocial skills needed to counsel patients for particular studies.
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust Clinical Director for Specialist Ambulatory Services, Dr. Toby Garrood, commented that rapid technological and scientific advancements have made genomics more critical than ever before. As genomics becomes more widely used in NHS care, all healthcare practitioners must know its importance and future effect on patient diagnosis, treatment, and management.
Nucleus offers an immersive, CPD-accredited learning platform for forward-thinking practitioners, starting with cancer genomics. Because of its virtual existence, it can quickly iterate in response to the changing nature of genomic information, enabling group members to tailor their educational needs and learn at their own pace, anywhere, anywhere.
Dr. Emma Cox, Chief Product Officer at Medics. Academy said that Medics. Academy is proud to be working with Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust on such an effective learning program. She added that Nucleus would allow all healthcare professions to improve their genomics knowledge to support patients in communities worldwide.
In the long run, Medics. Academy will partner with Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust to build a group of healthcare practitioners who will become the genomic generation’s thought leaders. Learners will have immediate access to world-renowned genomics experts as well as a group of like-minded practitioners with whom they can share best practices, ask questions, and continue their professional growth.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the value of remote learning more than ever before, forcing educators to respond to the needs of students quickly. It has also brought attention to the critical role that genomics plays in safeguarding our society. Novel vaccines have been developed using mRNA techniques2, and massive sequencing efforts from collaborations like the COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium have enabled rapid surveillance of new viral variants.
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About Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust’s Clinical Genetics
The department is a national leader in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of a range of genetic disorders, with a reputation for offering cutting-edge, fully integrated clinical and laboratory facilities and close cooperation with a variety of specialties and study groups. It offers a face-to-face master’s level in cancer genetics training program for healthcare professionals working in primary care and specialty settings accessible nationally and globally.
For more information, visit: https://www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk/Home.aspx