Implementing genetic education in primary care: the Gen-Equip programme

Milena Paneque, Martina C. Cornel, Vaclava Curtisova, Elisa Houwink, Leigh Jackson, Alastair Kent, Peter Lunt, Milan Macek, Vigdis Stefansdottir, Daniela Turchetti, Heather Skirton

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Genetics and genomics are increasingly relevant to primary healthcare but training is unavailable to many practitioners. Education that can be accessed by practitioners without cost or travel is essential. The Gen-Equip project was formed to provide effective education in genetics for primary healthcare in Europe and so improve patient care. Partners include patient representatives and specialists in genetics and primary care from six countries. Here, we report the progress and challenges involved in creating a European online educational program in genetics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-150
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Community Genetics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2017


  • Family medicine
  • General practitioner
  • Genetics
  • Online education
  • Primary care
  • Professional education

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