Newsletter Issue 6

Read the latest issue of the GPW Newsletter. Issue 6 highlights: Launch of new method for characterising clostridium difficile infections (CDI) Progress and clinical impact of DPYD Testing Feature on Family History Co-ordinators Launch of our new YouTube channel #JourneytoGenomics DOWNLOAD

Journey to Genomics: Tracey Hughes

Tracey Hughes Family History Co-ordinator Tracey originally studied Hotel Reception in college and worked in the Dolphin Hotel Swansea for three years after graduation. After working for British Telecom and subsequently Morrisons for several years, she joined the NHS in 2013. She joined the All Wales Medical Genomics Service in January this year as a […]

Journey to Genomics: Kimberley Hortop

Kimberley Hortop Family History Co-ordinator Kimberley has been employed with the Cardiff and Vale UHB for 19 years. She started in the day surgery unit where she worked for 4 years. She then joined the Genomics Service where she has worked for 15 years. During this time she has also completed 2 NVQs. What inspired […]

Journey to Genomics: Karen Jarrett

Karen Jarrett Family History Co-ordinator Karen worked previously as Associate Practitioner where she developed her skills to become a registered Science technician. She completed an access to HE course, then started a Health Science degree with the Open University and now works as a FHC. What inspired you to pursue a role in the field […]

Wales becomes the first in UK to routinely provide DPYD screening

Wales Has Become First in UK to Routinely Offer DPYD Test for Chemo Patients Wales has become the first in the UK to routinely provide all cancer patients being treated with certain types of chemotherapy DPYD screening to identify their risk of severe side effects and help prevent this occurring. An estimated 10% of patients […]

Nurse and Midwife Survey

All Wales Genomics Survey for Nurses and Midwives Genomics Partnership Wales (GPW) would like invite Nurses and Midwives in Wales to share their opinion about the impact of genomics in your area of work. Your responses will help inform future education and training initiatives and preparation of our workforce in line with the Welsh Government’s […]

Newsletter Issue 5

Read the latest issue of the GPW Newsletter. Issue 5 highlights: AWMGS launch of new services PHW leading the world in sequencing Covid genomes Research impact of the NovaSeq #JourneytoGenomics DOWNLOAD

Wales Plays a Key Role in UK-Wide SARS Cov-2 Sequencing

Wales Top Three Worldwide For Genomic Sequencing Efforts During COVID-19 As part of the Welsh Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Public Health Wales Pathogen Genomics Unit (PenGU) has been working collaboratively with key partners to sequence and analyse every available SARS-CoV-2 sample from patients in Wales. The £20M project is being led by the […]

Journey to Genomics: Dyfrig Hughes

Prof: Dyrfig Hughes Professor of Pharmacoeconomics Dyfrig qualified as a pharmacist before undertaking a PhD in pharmacology. He subsequently trained in health economics and is now professor of pharmacoeconomics at Bangor University. His research focuses primarily on the safe, effective and efficient use of medicines. What inspired you to pursue a role in the field […]