RAND Europe worked in partnership with the Corsham Institute to design and deliver the 2017 Thought Leadership Programmes. The consultations explored the opportunities and challenges that digital technologies are creating within society.
A review of three years' worth of regional ambulance and police reports found that more than two-thirds of ambulance call-outs were not found in police data. Ambulance data is collected automatically and sharing it would be easily scalable.
Many problems faced by patients can be dealt with by GPs on the phone. However, the ‘telephone first’ approach does not suit all patients or practices and is not the ‘silver-bullet’ for meeting demand.
The UK is an attractive place to work for researchers in the private sector, but Britain's decision to leave the EU has led to concerns from industry around access to talent, staff retention, and research funding.
A survey of experts from across the health and science fields captured diverse perspectives on what health challenges in England will be like in 20–30 years’ time, and how they will differ from today, to inform NIHR’s future strategy and priorities.
An economic analysis shows that delaying U.S. high school start times is a cost-effective, population-level strategy that could have a significant, positive impact on public health and the U.S. economy.
Dr. Robert Wachter, chair of the University of California, San Francisco Department of Medicine, bestselling author of "The Digital Doctor," and leader of the group that authored the 2016 "Wachter Report" on digitising the NHS, will describe why digitising healthcare is so hard, and what needs to be done to get it right.
Researchers Marco Hafner and Wendy Troxel participated in a panel, 'You are what you sleep', at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas. The event looked at what can be done to tackle the growing problem of sleep deprivation in society, and explained why the science and economics show that sleep really matters.
The leading principle of open science is that anyone, whether they are part of the research community or the public, should be able to access scientific knowledge. Free circulation of knowledge, the sharing of research results, and transparency of methodology are core tenets of the scientific method.
International experiences show the complexity of policy choices around funding health and social care. What models are most feasible and appropriate to fund the UK's health and social care systems, both among policymakers and the public?
Expected increases in life expectancy together with increasingly complex physical and mental illness will continue to exert huge pressures on health systems. How should the UK prepare for the challenges ahead?
Parenting is one reason people don't get enough sleep. Insufficient sleep impacts the economy because it is linked to lower productivity at work and decreased academic performance among children. Also, sleep-deprived people have a higher risk of dying, such as in a car accident.