Westminster Health Forum

The future for health research in England - funding, regulation and next steps for policy

Morning, Wednesday, 13th March 2019

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This seminar will be a timely opportunity to discuss the next steps for health research in England - looking at funding, regulation and policy.


Planned sessions will consider priorities for utilising Government funding for NHS health research to tackle the pressures of an ageing population, and the next steps for overcoming challenges for translating research into treatments.


Delegates will discuss the progress of the new Life Sciences Council in delivering the Life Sciences Sector deal and their role in promoting the application of healthcare research - as well as the key issues for collaboration and the regulation of clinical trials following Brexit.


They will also assess the impact of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and the leading-edge healthcare challenge in supporting research and innovation, and establishing new facilities to accelerate the development of medicines - with Government recently awarding £17m to projects looking to revolutionise healthcare and making a further £9m available for research into new digital technologies.


Further sessions will focus on additional opportunities for supporting public and patient involvement in healthcare research and aligning research priorities to patient care, following the expected completion of the 100,000 Genomes Project at the end of this year. 



Keynote Speakers

Dr Jonathan Sheffield

Chief Executive Officer, NIHR Clinical Research Network

Dr Declan Mulkeen

Chief of Strategy, Medical Research Council

Keynote Speakers

Dr Declan Mulkeen

Chief of Strategy, Medical Research Council

Dr Jonathan Sheffield

Chief Executive Officer, NIHR Clinical Research Network

Teresa Allen

Chief Executive, Health Research Authority

Chair

Lord Saatchi

Chairman, Centre for Policy Studies

Speakers

Dr Simon Kolstoe

Senior Lecturer and University Ethics Advisor, University of Portsmouth

Victoria Corbishley

Director of Transformation, Eastern Academic Health Science Network

Aisling Burnand

Chief Executive, Association of Medical Research Charities

Deborah Gilbert

Chief Executive, Bowel & Cancer Research

Professor Anne Marie Rafferty

Professor of Nursing Policy, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care, King’s College London and President, Royal College of Nursing