Training and Resources Catalogue
We acknowledge there are a wealth of resources/material available, however, we have received feedback that it is often challenging to navigate for busy healthcare professionals who are seeking easy access to appropriate information and learning.
With this in mind we have developed this on-line Resource Catalogue which aims to provide a central point of reference signposting users’. Subject matter experts will review resources/materials prior to publication and provide a precise of each resource/course in line with the proposed Modular Approach.
We will continue to build on the resources within the catalogue and provide regular reviews to ensure material is updated/removed as the field evolves.
- Advanced – the genomics team and staff directly involved in 100,000 (including Genetic Scientists and Genetic Counsellors).
- Intermediate – staff involved in care pathways that may result in ordering genomic tests, including WGS: Nurses, Midwives, Allied Healthcare Professionals, Trainees, Training Programme Directors and Specialised Clinical Teams. Increasingly specialist teams such as cardiology, neurology, developmental paediatrics etc will be working with genetics teams to order these tests. They will need to know when and how to request them, and how to interpret results for patients.
- Foundation – the wider NHS workforce, including foundation and core trainees and staff working within associated organisations.
Health Education England Genomics Education Programme (HEE GEP)
HEE GEP has been established a wide range of resources to support healthcare staff to keep up with and stay ahead of developments in genomic medicine – https://www.genomicseducation.hee.nhs.uk/education/
E-Learning for Health
Some of the courses can be accessed via e-Learning for Healthcare.
In order to access any e-LfH programme you will need an e-LfH account, follow the instructions via the above link to set up an account. If you already have an e-LfH account then you will be able to enrol on to the Genomics Education Programme by logging in to the e-LfH Hub, selecting My Account > Enrolment and selecting the programme. You can then access the programme immediately in the My e-Learning section.
What level am I?
To help you to navigate the resources which are signposted here, we have grouped them into `levels`; these levels have been aligned to Health Education England (HEE) Genomics Education Programme (GEP) competency framework for consent.
The HEE GEP competency framework identifies the core competencies required to facilitate and consent patients for germline genomic tests. The framework is designed around four categories of healthcare professionals, based on their training and experience with genomics, we have used these categories as a basis for the levels at which the training resources have been catalogued; we recognise that within each group individuals will have varying levels of experience.