The 100,000 Genomes Project

Jennifer Whitfield is the training and education lead for the Oxford NHS Genomic Medicine Centre, where they are currently recruiting for the 100,000 Genomes Project.

The 100,000 Genomes Project was launched in 2012 by David Cameron as part of the Olympic legacy, and aims to establish a new genomic medicine service through the NHS by sequencing the entire genomes of around 70,000 people with rare inherited diseases or cancer. This is an NHS transformational programme, working with hospital Trusts through each of 13 Genomic Medicine Centres around the country (of which Oxford is one) to deliver the project at a local level. This includes developing pathways for identifying and recruiting patients, engaging and training clinical staff and setting up the necessary infrastructure, processes and systems, both clinical and diagnostic, to be able to continue the service once the project is over.

Further information about the project at national level can be found here: