Thursday, 21 March 2019

Genetic testing ‘will save NHS time & money’ - Hancock

Genetic testing ‘will save NHS time & money’ - Hancock Genetic testing will save the NHS time and money in the long-term by encouraging people to work with clinicians in taking better care of themselves, Matt Hancock has claimed, although they will need help and support to make sense of their genetic data. The Royal College of GPs (RCGP) agreed with the health and social care secretary that the information will need to be handled sensitively and ethically, and it warned that an increase in testing of "unimportant or dubious value" will lead to confusion and distress, and to an increasing number of people visiting their GP worried about their results. OnMedica

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