SWGLH Education

SWGLH Education

The SWGLH is committed to the development of the Clinical Workforce to ensure that it is educated to deliver a quality assured Genomic Medicine Service for the population that is served in the region.

SWGLH guiding principles for training and education

The SWGLH workforce development strategy is underpinned by a set of guiding principles:

  • It is aimed at the multi-professional workforce and not limited to professional groups
  • It is cross-organisational and not is bound to existing institutional boundaries
  • It is focussed on ensuring a genomically knowledgeable workforce aligned to deliver equity of testing to the local population

The SWGLH education and training plan defines the portfolio of Genomic education and training activities required to deliver the workforce development strategy. 

There will be several different modes of delivery to underpin the plan's guiding principles:

  • Accessible to all - where possible based on individual learning needs
  • Various modes and formats to support different styles of learning
    • Following current guidelines in line with social distancing - using remote delivery methodology
  • Using evaluation and improvement science methodology to continuously drive for quality education and training that is fit for its intended purpose

Education and Training Leadership and Networks

  • The Education strategy and plan is led by the SWGLH Education and Training Lead.  Contact details above
  • The lead facilitates activity from teams and individuals across the regions’ key stakeholder groups including expertise from Scientists, Clinicians and Educationalists

This area of the website has content pages associated with:

  • Information on future educational events
  • Resources from past events
  • Signposting to both national genomics educational packages and locally developed resources
  • Link to a genomics glossary.

SWGLH Research

The SWGLH participates in many research projects working with both University and Commercial partners. Please contact the service if you wish to discuss any research projects you are involved with and how we may help to support you.

National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) and The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) Clinician Researcher Credentials Framework.

  • Are you a healthcare practitioner who aspires to be a Co-Investigator or Principal Investigator
  • Could you help to mentor colleagues to develop research delivery leaders of the future?
  • Are you an employer looking for new ways to develop the next generation of Research Delivery Leads?

Visit NIHR & AoMRC Clinician Researcher Credentials Framework

Course opportunity: Working with People and Communities to Improve Health Outcomes

About the course

This course is designed so participants can work at their own pace for a few hours over a couple of weeks. The course looks at why it is important to work with people and communities, how we can successfully involve marginalised communities, and some of the challenges to working with people and communities that health and care professionals can face and how they can be overcome. The course also explores how to create better health outcomes through working with people, and can support you to think about what it means to be really heard – and what difference that can make. 

Who is the course for?

The course is mainly for NHS and social care professionals including clinicians, receptionists and clinical students.

How do I sign-up?

You can sign up on the FutureLearn website here

Is the course funded?

If you work within the NHS, your upgrade is fully-funded through a partnership between the NHS and FutureLearn. You will be able to get a certificate for completing the course and will keep access to the sessions.  Details on how to do this, along with eligibility criteria, are available here

SWGLH Education & Training Lead Contact Info

Bristol Genetics Laboratory

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Bristol Genetics Laboratory
Southmead Hospital
BS10 5NB

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