The Genomics England Clinical Interpretation Partnership for Health Economics (HE GeCIP)
The Genomics England 100,000 Genomes Project was set up in July 2013 with the aim of sequencing 100,000 whole genomes from NHS patients and their families. As part of this work the wider research community was encouraged to come together to form Genomics England Clinical Interpretation Partnerships (GeCIPs).
These GeCIPs contain researchers, disease experts, healthcare professionals and trainees. The aim of these partnerships is to carry out research and improve the understanding and practice of clinical genomics. Many GeCIPs are aligned to specific diseases but there are also cross-cutting GeCIPs that carry out research across the whole of the project. The Health Economics GeCIP is one of these cross-cutting GeCIPs.
For more information on the Health Economics GeCIP, please follow the following links:
Professor Katherine Payne
Professor of Health Economics
University of Manchester
Dr Gurdeep Sagoo
Lecturer in Health Economics
University of Leeds
The Health Economics GeCIP
The Health Economics GeCIP (HE GeCIP) led by HERC Senior Researcher Dr Sarah Wordsworth represents a collaboration between health economists at HERC (Dr James Buchanan), the University of Manchester (Professor Katherine Payne), the University of Leeds (Dr Gurdeep Sagoo), and a number of other health economists both in the UK and around the world.
The aim of HE GeCIP is to apply, and further develop, health economic methods in order to better understand the economic impact of Whole Genome Sequencing in clinical practice and the incentives for evidence generation. The HE GeCIP is organised into four subdomains with cross-cutting themes, illustrated below. These subdomains will study issues related to:
- Preferences, and
- Capacity and implementation.
The cross-cutting themes will explore issues related to:
- Patient pathways,
- Incidental findings,
- Record linkage of health economic data, and
- Education and training.
The first studies to be carried out as part of this GeCIP are currently being designed by the subdomain leads. Two key areas of focus are generating new data on the costs of interpreting the results of genomic tests, and using ‘big data’ to gain a better understanding of the pathways that patients follow before and after testing.
If you would like to collaborate with the HE GeCIP on future projects, please apply to join the GeCIP in the first instance. All health economics work undertaken as part of the 100,000 Genomes Project will be coordinated by this GeCIP.
NIHR Health Economics GeCIP Workshop
On Wednesday 20th January 2016, a one day health economics workshop was held at the Wellcome Trust in London as part of the Genomics England 100,000 Genomes Project. This workshop was aimed at both health economists and non-economists, and provided an overview of the planned programme of work and opportunities for collaboration on genomics projects going forward.
For more details about this workshop, please click here.