B1MG Policy Brief on implementing Genomics in Healthcare

04 November 2022 - The Beyond 1 Million Genomes (B1MG) project has recently published a policy brief on the implementation of genomics in healthcare. The policy brief summarizes four main recommendations: Patient and citizen engagement; Implementation in healthcare: infrastructure and regulation; Training and capacity building; Building a sustainable ecosystem for genomics in healthcare.

As part of B1MG, the project partners conducted so-called Country Exchange Visits (Estonia, Finland and United Kingdom) with the aim of promoting, discussing and sharing best practices on the implementation of genomics in healthcare. Videos for these sessions are available on the project website. As a result, B1MG developed a policy brief aimed at policy makers, health and other professionals, funders and researchers. 

The Beyond 1 Million Genomes (B1MG) project is helping to create a network of genetic and clinical data across Europe. The project provides coordination and support to the 1+ Million Genomes Initiative (1+MG). This initiative is a commitment of 23 European countries to give cross-border access to one million sequenced genomes by 2022. But B1MG will go 'beyond' the 1+MG Initiative by creating long-term means of sharing data beyond 2022, and enabling access to beyond 1 million genomes. 

Download B1MG Policy Brief Genomics in Healthcare - Key issues for implementation