Biomedical scientists encouraged to participate in Topol Review
Led by geneticist Dr Eric Topol and facilitated by Health Education England (HEE), the Topol Review explores how to prepare the healthcare workforce through education and training to deliver the digital future. This review aims to enable NHS staff to utilise developing technologies like genomics, digital medicine and artificial intelligence to improve NHS services.
Biomedical scientists are encouraged to share their evidence and experience to inform the report about which technologies are currently being used and which provide the best potential to be used in future healthcare. The evidence received will help form an understanding of these changes on the required skills, education, curricula, training and learning of current and future NHS staff.
Evidence from biomedical scientists who work in genomics will be of particular interest, as this field is expected to revolutionise aspects of cancer care, from prediction, screening, diagnosis and treatment.
The final report will be submitted to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care in December 2018. Action based on the report’s findings is planned from January 2019.