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

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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.

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This project was co-funded by the European Union, Project Number 2014-1-UK01-KA204-000065 under the Erasmus + programme.

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This project was co-funded by the European Union, Project Number 2014–1-UK01-KA204–000065 under the Erasmus + programme. Note: The material in this paper reflects only the author’s views and the European Commission and Ecorys UK are not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

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Paneque, M., Cornel, M.C., Curtisova, V. et al. Implementing genetic education in primary care: the Gen-Equip programme. J Community Genet 8, 147–150 (2017).

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