Stakeholder feedback on the draft WA Health Genomics Strategy 2021

Closed 31 Jan 2021

Opened 10 Dec 2020


The purpose of this consultation is to seek stakeholders' feedback in relation to the draft WA Health Genomics Strategy 2021 (‘Strategy’) and their opinions to inform the development of the first implementation plan. This consultation consists of two parts:

  • Part 1 will seek feedback on the draft Strategy; in particular the vision, underlying principles, enablers of success, key priority areas, goals, and initiatives.
  • Part 2 will seek opinions on the three horizons proposed for the Strategy's implementation and priority actions for focussing efforts and resources in the first two years.

The consultation should take you approximately 15-30 minutes to complete, depending on your level of feedback.

If at anytime you would like to pause and continue at a later time, please select the “Save and come back later…” button at the bottom of the page. All responses received will remain confidential and used only for the purposes of informing the final Strategy and its first implementation plan.

About the Strategy

The Strategy presents a shared vision for all stakeholders, key strategic priority areas and recommended initiatives to lead and coordinate the efficient, effective, ethical and equitable translation of genomics knowledge in the WA health system. The draft Strategy (link provided above) was informed by considerable stakeholder engagement that began in September 2019. This included:

  • Over 40 personal interviews with a range of stakeholders including clinicians, medical researchers, laboratory scientists and policy-makers;
  • Personal interviews and an online consultation with people who have a lived experience of genomics through the WA health system;
  • Small group stakeholder workshops; and
  • Advice received from the WA Health Genomics Strategy Advisory Committee, which consists of representatives from each Health Service Provider and a range of subject matter experts relevant to health genomics.

A discussion paper outlining the key findings from the initial stakeholder engagement is provided here for your information. Further background on genetics and genomics can be found at this link here.

The Office of Population Health Genomics, at the WA Department of Health is leading the development of the Strategy.


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