Westminster Health Forum

The future of personalised and genomic medicine

Morning, Thursday, 14th December 2017

One Moorgate Place, Chartered Accountants' Hall, Moorgate Place, London EC2R 6EA


With NHS England setting out plans to develop a genomic medicine service for the NHS as part of the Next steps for the Five Year Forward View, delegates will assess the next steps for scaling up personalised medicine, following findings from the 100,000 Genomes Project. It also follows the Chief Medical Officer’s annual report, Generation Genome, which included recommendations on addressing gaps in infrastructure and widening access to genetic testing - as well as the announcement of additional funding for research highlighted in the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy.

Attendees will assess the challenges for funding the development of genomic medicine and realising potential cost savings through improved diagnoses and prevention, key issues in the use of genomic data to achieve better health outcomes - as well as progress made by Health Education England’s Genomics Education Programme in engaging with health professionals and supporting the development of new skills.

Further sessions will focus on the potential impact of a genomic medicine service for people with rare diseases, following NHS England’s commitment to publish an implementation plan for the UK strategy, priorities for enhancing the NHS’ diagnostics capacity and the next steps for involving patients and the public in the development of personalised medicine.

Guests of Honour

Professor Sue Hill

Chief Scientific Officer, NHS England

Sir John Chisholm

Executive Chair, Genomics England

Guests of Honour

Sir John Chisholm

Executive Chair, Genomics England

Professor Sue Hill

Chief Scientific Officer, NHS England

Keynote Speakers

Professor Sir Munir Pirmohamed

NHS Chair of Pharmacogenetics and Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor for Clinical Research, University of Liverpool and Executive Director, Liverpool Health Partners

Dr Paul Brennan

Clinical Director, Northern Genetics Service and Clinical Programme Lead, North East and North Cumbria NHS Genomic Medicine Centre

Dr Anneke Seller

Scientific Director, Genomics Education Programme, Health Education England


Rt Hon the Lord Warner

former Parliamentary Under-Secretary and Minister of State, Department of Health

Nick Thomas-Symonds MP


Dr Mark Kroese

Director, PHG Foundation

Dr Jayne Spink

Chief Executive Officer, Genetic Alliance UK

Dr Sheuli Porkess

Interim Head of Medical Affairs and Clinical Research, ABPI

Tony Davis

Commercial Director, West Midlands Academic Health Science Network

Dr Krishna Prasad

Group Manager, MHRA

Doris-Ann Williams

Chief Executive, British In Vitro Diagnostics Association

Professor Stephen Powis

Group Chief Medical Officer, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust