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Minister questioned on genomics and genome editing

28 November 2017

This session focuses on the main challenges for delivering a Genomics Medicine Service in the NHS, and what the Government is doing to overcome these. The Science and Technology Committee inquiry carries forward the previous Committee's inquiry into genomics and genome editing.


Tuesday 28 November 2017, Committee Room 16, Palace of Westminster

At 10.00am

  • Dr Hilary Burton, Consultant in Public Health, PHG Foundation
  • Professor Sian Ellard, Clinical Programme Director, South West NHS Genomic Medicine Centre
  • Fiona Murphy, Director, National Services Division, NHS National Services Scotland, and Member of the Scottish Genomes Partnership

At 11.00am

  • Lord O'Shaughnessy, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health
  • Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England
  • Professor Patrick Chinnery, Professor of Neurology, Cambridge University

Purpose of the session

The first panel will focus on the training and digital systems necessary to mainstream genomic medicine in the NHS, as well as patient consent and the situation in the devolved administrations.

The second panel examines the Chief Medical Officer's latest annual report, which outlined her 'genomic dream' for the NHS, and the work of the Department of Health to achieve this.

 Further information

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