The Biomedical Bubble: Why UK research and innovation needs a greater diversity of priorities, politics, places and people – Nesta

This report sets out why and how the UK needs to escape the biomedical bubble if it is to realise the economic, social and health potential of new investment in research and development.  It identifies that much of the wider innovation

Evidence synthesis for policy: A statement of principles – Royal Society and Academy of Medical Sciences

Evidence synthesis supports well-founded policymaking and public debate. The common question ‘What is the evidence for that?’ could be usefully rephrased as ‘Has sufficient synthesis of the evidence been done in relation to that?’. While typically asked in the former way, it is really the

A recipe for action: using wider evidence for a healthier UK: A collection of essays exploring why we need trans-disciplinary approaches to improve the public’s health – The Health Foundation

It is increasingly recognised that addressing the current challenges facing people’s long-term health outcomes in the UK isn’t simply a problem of translation and access to existing evidence. It is a more fundamental problem: the evidence relevant to population-level action

NHS Innovation and Technology Payment 2018/19 Call for Applications – NHS England

Innovation Technology Payment (ITP) – Call for Applications and Guidance document. The aim of the NHS Innovation and Technology Payment (ITP) is to help deliver on the commitment detailed within the Five Year Forward View -creating the conditions and cultural change necessary

Citizen science: crowdsourcing for research – The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute

Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute, Rand Europe and Health Foundation report that looks at the use of crowdsourcing in research and the power of citizen science to generate ideas, solve problems, and work together to deliver on scientific goals. It considers

The Human Factor: Driving Digital Solutions for 21st Century Health and Care – National Centre for Universities and Business

Report that identifies the digital skills gap which is hindering adoption of digital health and care innovation at scale; the need to share data for sustainable service delivery, patient and user outcome improvements, high quality research and commercial success; the

Strength and Opportunity 2017: The landscape of the medical technology and biopharmaceutical sectors in the UK – Department of Health and Social Care, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, and Office for Life Sciences

This annual report analyses the updated 2017 dataset from the bioscience and health technology database. The data relates to companies that are active in the UK in the health life sciences sectors: medical technology bio-pharmaceuticals This report shows that the

Life Science Competitiveness Indicators – Office for Life Sciences

Charts providing information on the UK life science sector, and how it compares to other countries. Areas covered include: UK industry research and development regulatory environment clinical research

Report: South East research workshop: London – Public Health England

The Research Translation and Innovation (RTI) division has been working with Public Health England (PHE) centres to strengthen relations between academics and other professionals within the public health system. RTI organised research workshops which aimed to explore public health research

Report: Yorkshire and Humber research workshop: Sheffield – Public Health England

The Research Translation and Innovation (RTI) division has been working with Public Health England (PHE) centres to strengthen relations between academics and other professionals within the public health system. RTI organised research workshops which aimed to explore public health research

Report: West Midlands research workshop: Birmingham – Public Health England

The Research Translation and Innovation (RTI) division has been working with Public Health England (PHE) centres to strengthen relations between academics and other professionals within the public health system. RTI organised research workshops which aimed to explore public health research

Report: East of England research workshop: Cambridge – Public Health England

The Research Translation and Innovation (RTI) division has been working with Public Health England (PHE) centres to strengthen relations between academics and other professionals within the public health system. RTI organised research workshops which aimed to explore public health research

Report: East Midlands research workshop: Nottingham – Public Health England

The Research Translation and Innovation (RTI) division has been working with Public Health England (PHE) centres to strengthen relations between academics and other professionals within the public health system. RTI organised research workshops which aimed to explore public health research

Report: North West research workshop: Manchester – Public Health England

The Research Translation and Innovation (RTI) division has been working with Public Health England (PHE) centres to strengthen relations between academics and other professionals within the public health system. RTI organised research workshops which aimed to explore public health research

Research and Development funding across government: Thirty-Third Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts

Identifies that the government lacks a clear plan to meet their research investment target and also highlights concerns over impact of Brexit, leadership effectiveness and safeguarding of benefits. It finds that research in the health sector is well-coordinated but the Department for

Forward thinking: NIHR research on support for people with severe mental illness – National Institute of Health Research

Report from the National Institute of Health Research detailing 30 published studies funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and additional examples of ongoing research that  provides an overview of recent research funded by the NIHR on the support for people living

The impact of Brexit: patient access to medical research – NHS Confederation

Briefing from the NHS Confederation calling for a new partnership on science and research between the EU and the UK after Brexit. It identifies the following uncertainties. Will the UK be able to participate fully and receive/contribute funding from EU

Report of the Task and Finish Working Group on Brain Tumour Research – Task and Finish Working Group on Brain Tumour Research

Report that identifies that additional research is needed and funders stand ready to invest more in brain tumour research.  It finds: An effective way of growing research capacity and capability at all career stages, including senior research leadership, is to establish dedicated

The Hidden Cancer: The Need to Improve Blood Cancer Care – All-Parliamentary Group on Blood Cancer

All-Parliamentary Group on Blood Cancer report that makes important recommendations on how to make improvements and ensure that we all work together to raise awareness of blood cancer. It is also a call to the Government and NHS to ensure

Finding the Key to the Cures: A plan to end bowel cancer by 2050 – Bowel Cancer UK

Bowel Cancer UK brought 100 leading scientists, healthcare professionals and people affected by the disease together to identify the key research gaps and priorities in bowel cancer research. If these are addressed, they could transform survival rates and ultimately benefit