March 4, 2021, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Royal Society of Medicine

What does every GP need to know about ethics and genomic health information?


Genetics and heredity have long been sources of diverse ethical issues in primary care. Implementation of the new NHS Genomic Medicine Serviceavailability of direct to consumer genomic testing and national research programmes generating genomic data will mean that patients will increasingly seek genetics advice. 

Our panel of experienced practitioners, ethicists and policy advisors will raise awareness of the issues, discuss how to think about them in practice and offer resources for ethics support and education. Delegates will have the opportunity to ask questions and raise issues for the panel. 

Delegates will be able to: 

  • Describe scenarios and give practical examples in which genomic information presents in the Primary Care setting 
  • Recognise ethical issues raised by genomic information in the Primary Care setting with reference to ethical frameworks and principles 
  • Locate policy and guidance addressing ethical issues applying to genomic information 
  • Relate ethical issues to relevant service development and commissioning contexts 

A CPD certificate with CPD credit will be issued to those joining the webinar live as well as those who watch the recording afterwards. Certificates will be issued 7 days after the webinar to those who watch it live and after 30 days for those that watch the recording. 

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