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Medics.Academy, Guy's and St Thomas' Partner on Genomics Education for Healthcare Workers

NEW YORK – Medics.Academy and Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust have partnered to launch Nucleus, an online program to provide genomics education to healthcare workers.

Nucleus will bring face-to-face training from experts at Guy's and St. Thomas' Trust to an online, interactive, continuing professional development-accredited learning platform, beginning with a focus on cancer genomics. Longer term, Medics.Academy will work with Guy's and St Thomas' to foster a community of healthcare professionals with genomics expertise, the partners said.

"As genomics increasingly becomes a part of mainstream [National Health Service] care, all healthcare professionals need to have a good understanding of its relevance and potential to impact the diagnosis, treatment, and management of people being cared for," Toby Garrood, clinical director for specialist ambulatory services at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, said in a statement.

Garood further noted that Guy's and St Thomas' had a lead role in the 100,000 Genomes Project and contributed to Genome UK: the future of healthcare, a 2020 publication setting out the UK strategy for genomics.

Medics.Academy is a medical education company that creates enhanced, online learning solutions for healthcare organizations.