How can the UK better use innovative science and technology for more personalised, innovative and sustainable healthcare?
Rapid advances in genomics, bioscience and technology offer expanding opportunities for medicine, alongside an increasing desire to centre individuals in increasingly personalised healthcare. Together, these developments call for faster and more effective translation of useful innovations into the NHS for better disease prediction, prevention and care – but the movement from ideas and research into health and care is often frustratingly slow.
The APPG on Personalised Medicine provides a forum to explore new and exciting innovations for health, and the complexities of NHS uptake, in an effort to identify solutions. The Group helps to accelerate the health benefits of national investment and excellence in genomics and biomedical science.
This APPG is designed to:
- Examine the potential of new and emerging scientific research and technologies to shape and improve future healthcare
- Ensure that the fruits of investment and innovation in genomics and the life sciences are adopted in the NHS for the benefit of patients and the wider public
- Support the development of a sustainable health service for the 21st century and beyond by realising the transformative power of personalised medicine driven by bioscience and technology
The work programme for the coming year in the new Parliament will be confirmed in early 2020
This APPG is wholly committed to ensuring transparency across all its activities, membership and funding.
As an official All-Party Parliamentary Group, we encourage policy-making that supports innovation in healthcare for better patient and population health and care. We do not endorse, support, lobby for or campaign on behalf of one organisation.
The APPG on Personalised Medicine operates according to a strict Code of Governance. This Group and its work are driven solely by our Parliamentary members.
Health policy think tank the PHG Foundation provides the Secretariat for this APPG. The PHG Foundation is a linked exempt charity of the University of Cambridge.
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