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Pharmacy Network Newsletter
July 2023 Issue No.3
Meet Victoria David
Genomics in Pharmacy practice - meet Victoria David
Come & meet Victoria, Clinical Pharmacist and PhD student at Bradford University, whose PhD explores pharmacogenomic testing for older people.

Learn more about Victoria’s research and work in pharmacogenomics

Lunch and Learn webinar series
Lunch and Learn Webinar
Lunch and Learn webinar ‘From Mendel to Mainstream - NHS Genomics in 2023'
18 July 2023 — 12:30 - 13:15
Microsoft Teams
This multidisciplinary webinar will explore the technological and scientific advances that are driving changes in practice across the NHS.

It will include case examples and investigate the issues that are emerging around genomic medicine.

Please click here to find out more and register
News and updates
David Webb CPO visits the NEY GMS
David Webb (Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for England) visits NEY GMS

We were absolutely delighted to host a visit to NEY GMS by David Webb, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for England.

The meeting provided a great opportunity for pharmacy colleagues, from early career to senior clinicians working in genomic medicine as part of the multidisciplinary team, to share their work in pharmacogenomics and precision medicine.

Read more here
MHRA and Genomics England to launch pioneering resource to better understand how genetic makeup influences the safety of medicines

A brand-new genetic research resource, known as a ‘biobank’, will be piloted by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in a joint venture with Genomics England to better understand how a patient’s genetic makeup can impact the safety of their medicines.

The pilot phase will start with allopurinol and related rare, severe skin reactions; including Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN).

Read more here
Collaborative Position Statement
Collaborative position statement for Pharmacy professionals and Genomic Medicine
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society publish their position statement on genomics calling for pharmacy professionals to be included as key stakeholders in implementing, delivering and evaluating a wide range of genomic services.

Read more here
NICE draft diagnostics consultation - clopidogrel genotype testing after ischaemic stroke or transient ischaemic attack.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) are considering the evidence and the views of clinical and patient experts for clopidogrel genotype testing after ischaemic stroke or transient ischaemic attack in the NHS.

Please note the consultation is ongoing and testing is not currently commissioned in England.

Read more here
PROGRESS project
How are we approaching implementing pharmacogenomics at scale in the NHS? Find out more about the PROGRESS project!

This animation from the North West Genomic Medicine Service Alliance explains the PROGRESS (Pharmacogenetics Roll Out – Gauging Response to Service) research study.

The work will attempt to integrate pharmacogenetic data into electronic health records in primary care. The study will monitor how physicians in general practice can use this data.

Click here to view
Horizon scanning: preparing the pharmacy workforce for a genomic medicine future! Have your say!
We are scoping opportunities and challenges for pharmacy genomics workforce education & training in NEY.

Click here to share your views
Genomics learning resources
Other Courses and Resources
Genomics 101
A short *free* online course that explores the fundamental principles of genomics and the applications in healthcare. Genomics 101: Genomics in Healthcare - Genomics Education Programme (
Familial hypercholesterolaemia: supporting people better - focal point
Join of the Centre for Postgraduate Pharmacy Education online workshops to learn more about Familial Hypercholesterolaemia and how you can support patients to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and improve health outcomes.

Read more here
Spinal muscular atrophy webinar
This expert webinar is provided by the Genomics Education programme and explores spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) a group of four genetic conditions that make one’s muscles weaker and can cause movement problems. However, the gene-targeted therapy, nusinersen, has revolutionised the treatment of SMA type 1, allowing children to live longer and more-normal lives.

Read more here
Aminoglycosides pharmacogenetic testing webinar
This webinar provided by The NHS North Thames Genomic Medicine Service webinar covers:

  • The mechanism of aminoglycoside inducted deafness due to m.1555A>G
  • How the test is currently being used
  • The limitations and governance considerations
  • Future technology e.g., point of care testing

Find out more

If you would like more specific information regarding the North East and Yorkshire testing service please contact Emma Groves, Pharmacy Lead NEY GMSA (
Just in case you missed!
Genomics in Pharmacy
Genomics in Pharmacy Practice
Genomics in Pharmacy Practice - Lunch and Learn - YouTube
Pharmacogenomics 101 & Research in Mental Health
Pharmacogenomics 101 & Research in Mental Health
Pharmacogenomics 101 & Research in Mental Health - Lunch & Learn - Youtube
Maybe it's MODY?
Maybe it's MODY?
Webinar - Maybe it’s MODY? An Introduction to Monogenic Diabetes (Jan 2023)
Call to action!
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Sign up to the NEY Genomic Medicine Pharmacy Network

Please help us co-create a network for pharmacists & pharmacy technicians wanting to make the best use of genomics in their practice for the benefit of patients in the North East & Yorkshire.

Please share and spread the word with colleagues!
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