Genomics is the study of the body’s genes, their functions and their influence on the growth, development and working of the body – using a variety of techniques to look at the body’s DNA and associated compounds.
The UK is recognised worldwide as a leader in genomics and the unique structure of the NHS is allowing us to deliver these advances at scale and pace for patient benefit.
The role of NHS England and NHS Improvement is to enable the NHS to harness the power of genomic medicine and science to improve the health of our population as part of our commitments in the NHS Long Term Plan. We are doing this through the NHS Genomic Medicine Service.
The NHS is a world-leading healthcare system in its use of cutting-edge genomic technologies. We deliver faster and more accurate diagnoses for inherited and acquired disease, personalise treatments and interventions so they are more effective and predict and prevent certain conditions before they develop.