Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies’s has finalised an independent report to the government as she looks at the role of genomics. In particular how genomics may have the potential to improve health and prevent ill-health.
The report discusses the current genomic provision in the NHS and looks in greater detail at the screening process, diagnosis for rare diseases and gaps in provision.
The main gaps centre around:
organisation of research
provision of services
The report makes recommendations to address these gaps and widen access to genomic services.