Genomics - resources for child health professionals

To support our members, and children and young people and their families, in understanding more about genomics, our Genomics Working Group has collated relevant resources related to genomics in paediatric care. This page will be continually updated with new resources and examples.
Last modified
12 February 2024

Disclaimer: The Genomics Working Group have identified these organisations and resources. The sharing of these resources or examples does not equate to formal RCPCH endorsement.

Newborn Genomes Programme

Newborn Genomes Programme - NHS embedded research study to whole genome sequence newborns

RCPCH, Genomics England and Genomics Education Programme webinar - Webinar discussion with Genomics England and panel of professionals on the Newborn Genomics Programme and related topics, January 2023

RCPCH and Genomics England webinar - Webinar discussion with Genomics England to discuss the Newborn Genomes Programme, March 2022

RCPCH and Genomics England webinar - Webinar presentation by Genomics England to update on the Generation Study as GEL begin roll-out in early 2024, January 2024

Education and training

GeNotes - Genomic notes for clinicians

Genomics 101 Collection - A series of e-learning courses, developed for those with little or no previous genomics knowledge

Genomic Medicine Service Hub - A series of e-learning courses, developed for health care professionals requesting genomic tests

Bitesize Video Series - A series of short videos to learn the fundamentals of inherited conditions

Master's in Genomic Medicine - The Master’s in Genomics framework 

Rare disease education hub - Learn about the relationship between rare diseases and genomics

Expert Webinars - A series of expert webinars designed to create a link between academia and genomics education

Clinical Pathway Initiative - Linking patient pathways, workforce development and training requirements

Genomics in the NHS (Future Learn) - Explore the practicalities of genomics in the NHS including the patient pathway and testing for rare disease

RCPCH webinar on the Beginner's Guide to Genomic Testing - Webinar by Dr Harry Leitch on the 'who, what, how' of genomic testing in paediatrics (March 2023)

Genetic Testing: The essentials for paediatricians - Developed by the GWG and NHSE Genomics Education Programme


Joint Committee on Genomic Medicine 

Genetic Testing in Childhood guidance

Report and resource by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics and Office for Life Sciences on: "Towards a gold standard of ethics in genomic healthcare and research: where are we?"


Month of Genomics - In March 2023 we celebrated the Month of Genomics in collaboration with the Genomics Education Programme, with a range of resources and insights available. 

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