Centre releases ‘Alert, Ask and Act’ workshop

Health professionals and educators can download free-to-use 10-minute presentation


The National Genetics and Genomics Education Centre ran a successful stand at this week’s Primary Care 2014 conference in Birmingham.

The team met hundreds of nurses, midwives, GPs and other health professionals, and handed out lots of useful educational resources. Alongside this, we ran workshops throughout each day on genetics and genomics in healthcare.

These 10-minute talks, entitled ‘Alert, Ask and Act: Identifying the 10% in your practice’, advised on the approach health professionals can take when it comes to dealing with a patient who may have a genetic condition.

We had great feedback on the day about the workshops, and some keen interest beyond the conference after promoting our Primary Care activity via www.twitter.com/geneticsed. So we have released the workshop as a free-to-use, standalone PowerPoint presentation.

The document is aimed at healthcare professionals or educators who are keen to raise awareness of genetics and genomics among their colleagues or students. The presentation includes speaker’s notes, which provide supplementary information to flesh out the slides.

While the presentation is concise by design and should take no more than 10-15 minutes, the Centre’s website – www.geneticseducation.nhs.uk – is an excellent resource for further reading and educational materials.