National Strategy for Accelerating Genetic and Genomic Medicine in Ireland

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The National Strategy for Accelerating Genetic and Genomic Medicine in Ireland which outlines the approach for developing a patient and family centred genetic and genomic service that will be coordinated nationally, has been launched.

Developed in collaboration with healthcare professionals, public policy representatives, academics, international experts, patient representatives and the Department of Health, the strategy provides for the creation of a national office, the transition of genetics and genomics into routine care delivery, targeted workforce planning and development, and strengthening Ireland’s infrastructures to drive advances in this area.