The NSW Health Genomics Strategy articulates a shared vision for clinical genomics in NSW, promoting collaboration to avoid fragmentation and duplication of resources.
Genomic technology can provide greater accuracy in determining disease risk, assessing diagnosis and prognosis, and informing the selection of therapeutic options for care. It is already being applied in a range of clinical contexts in NSW, raising strategic challenges and choices to be addressed if the promise of precision medicine and personalised care are to be fully realised.
The strategy makes recommendations and describes pathways to implementation. To achieve this, NSW will build on current partnerships with service providers, clinicians, researchers, industry and consumers. Working together, we can achieve the NSW vision for clinical genomics.
The NSW Health Genomics Strategy Implementation Plan 2018-20 has been developed with members of the six genomics governance committees using a co-design approach.
Over the next two years and beyond, NSW will work towards delivering key foundational initiatives in clinical genomics to improve access to patient care that is value-based, integrated and connected with all parts of the health system.