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Two leading figures heading the 100,000 Genomes Project in Oxford have told how precision medicine is changing the way we approach treatment for cancer and rare diseases. Speaking on Radio 4’s Today programme, Professor Richard Barker and Dr Anna Schuh, associate professor of molecular diagnostics at Oxford University and director of the Oxford NHS Genomic […]
Sir Bruce Keogh has outlined an emerging strategy for Personalised Medicine in the NHS. NHS England’s National Medical Director said it would entail a move away from a ‘one size fits all’ approach to the treatment and care of patients with a particular condition, to using diagnostics, genomics, data analytics and other emergent technologies to […]
The 100,000 Genomes Project has taken another major step forward with a move to recruit cancer patients. The Oxford NHS Genomic Medicine Centre – one of 11 such centres in the country launched as part of the 100,000 Genomes Project last December – is the first in the country open to recruit patients with cancer […]
NHS England has launched a 12-week consultation on proposed changes to the way in which genetic laboratories are commissioned. The proposals aim to deliver services across England which can better meet advances in genomic technologies, whilst driving improvements in quality and patient outcomes. The proposed changes are set out in the new draft service specification, […]
NHS England has today (Monday, 22 December 2014) announced eleven centres across the country that will lead the way in delivering the 100,000 Genomes Project. The three-year project, launched by the Prime Minister earlier this year, will transform diagnosis and treatment for patients with cancer and rare diseases. The initiative involves collecting and decoding 100,000 […]
This invitation to tender is the second stage of a procurement exercise for the selection of NHS Genomic Medicine Centres (GMC). ITT Stage 2 builds on ITT Stage 1 and is a detailed extension of that document. This document is only of relevance to the 15 Trust who pre-qualified for ITT Stage 2 as a result […]
Simon Stevens, NHS England’s Chief executive, today welcomed the announcement by David Cameron of the 100,000 Genome Project. The Prime Minister unveiled plans for a £300million investment into the project which involves ground-breaking genetic research into cancer and rare diseases, that will transform how diseases are diagnosed and treated The four year project will allow […]
The UK is set to become the world leader in ground-breaking genetic research into cancer and rare diseases, which will transform how diseases are diagnosed and treated, thanks to£300million of investment, the Prime Minister announced today (1 August). The four year project will allow scientists to do pioneering new research to decode 100,000 human genomes […]
Following on from the recent publication of a NHS Genomic Medicine Centres Prospectus on 3rd July 2014, NHS England has today issued ITT Stage 1 documentation (this document is no longer available here but can be found on the National Archives website). The process for the procurement of wave one of the NHS Genomic Medicine Centres […]
On 10 December 2012, the Prime Minister announced that the Government intended to achieve a paradigm shift in the way that genomics is used across the NHS. To provide the catalyst for this change and to accelerate the benefits to NHS patients stemming from innovations in genomics, the Government committed to sequencing 100,000 whole human […]