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Revised genomic competence framework for UK nurses published

The National Genomics Education programme has published the revised genomic competency framework for nurses.

Forming the largest workforce in the NHS, nurses will play an integral role in supporting patients and their families undergoing genomic testing and will need the right knowledge, skills and behaviour to help them do so effectively.

Working with nurses in practice, education and policy, the National Genomics Education programme has revised the existing competency framework from 2010 (opens in a new tab), to reflect the expansion of genomics services within the NHS. An expert steering group provided advice and guidance and a consensus methodology has been used to develop the framework.

The framework is applicable to all registered nurses irrespective of role or area of clinical practice. You can download and read the full framework (opens in a new tab) on our website.