Genomics has the potential to change our approaches to healthcare. By gathering insight from paediatricians and children and young people, we are developing an ambitious Genomics Programme. The programme aim is to address unmet need across the sector, in order to improve the health of children and young people.
What is the difference between genetics and genomics? How is genomics used in the clinic and why is it important?
Dr Ngozi Edi-Osagie
Dr Ngozi Edi-Osagie is a consultant neonatologist in Manchester and an honorary senior lecturer at University of Manchester. She has first-hand experience of the impact of new genomic innovation and is on the working group for the Newborn Genomes programme, led by Genomics England.
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Genetic testing and resources - the essentials for paediatricians

The RCPCH Genomics Working Group and Genomics Education Programme has developed this resource to support clinicians in learning more about different genetic tests, the benefits and limitations of different tests and the approach for selecting the appropriate test, including a downloadable flowchart.

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Webinar: The Generation Study - 18 January, 12:30 - 14:00

This NHS-embedded research study from Genomics England aims to screen newborns for 223 genetic conditions. Our free webinar features an expert panel to highlight recent progress on this study, and reflect on wider themes in paediatric genomics.

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From the Genomics Education Programme, GENotes offer quick, concise information to help healthcare professionals make the right genomic decisions at each stage of a clinical pathway.
You can catch up on our live webinar from spring 2023 in which Dr Harry Leitch talks about how to order genomic tests on the NHS, with a particular focus on Whole Genome Sequencing.

We want to equip members with genomics knowledge for clinical practice

IIn March 2023, we celebrated 'Month of Genomics' in collaboration with NHSE Genomics Education Programme, and kicked off with this short vlog by RCPCH President, Dr Camilla Kingdon. She explains how genomics can help doctors get insights into the most complex cases of unwell children and babies, with huge potential to impact health outcomes.

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Our FAQs provide information about the newborn screening research programme led by Genomics England.
Genomics is a priority topic for the College. Learn more about the ambitions underlying all our plans with the Genomics Working Group.
To support our members and beneficiaries, we've collated relevant resources, including in education & training and ethics.

Latest news in genomics and other research activities


Invitation to apply for a fully funded, one-year industry placement

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