We've started a new series of talks about genetic haemochromatosis for medical students and specialist GP trainees.

We know from our members' survey that many people struggle to get a timely diagnosis. So, we're working to train and equip the next generation of medics to know what to look for and how to best care for people affected by genetic haemochromatosis.

Our first event was last week. We were delighted to be joined from medical students from the University of Manchester and University of Lancaster for a discussion with HUK CEO Neil McClements and Diogo Gomes, Advanced Nurse Practitioner.

The session covered how to diagnose GH, what symptoms to look for, common care pathways and the role of cascade and genetic screening in early diagnosis.

Here's some of the feedback :

  • "Comprehensive, feel like it will really help in my future practice"
  • "An amazing talk!"
  • "Amazing slides and so engaging. Facts were really useful and also Neil was so amazing..."

These talks complement our range of clinician resources, including :

If you have friends or family at medical school who'd like a talk, ask them to get in touch with our office.

We'd love to arrange a session!