Westminster Health Forum

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

March 2019

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

Sessions considered priorities for utilising Government funding for NHS health research in light of the publication of NHS England’s Long Term Plan, which looks at prevention, earlier diagnosis, the role of genomics and the impact of research and development on the UK economy.

The conference followed the release of the second Life Sciences Sector Deal - which looks to strengthen the role of the life sciences sector in transforming the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases - as well as the key issues for collaboration and the regulation of clinical trials following Brexit.

Delegates assessed the way forward for improving collaboration on innovation and sharing data - with the new Life Sciences Sector Deal citing over £1.3bn in investment from the private sector.

Further sessions focused on additional opportunities for supporting public and patient involvement in healthcare research as Government and industry aim to study 5m healthy people to develop new diagnostic tests and improve detection of deadly diseases.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Westminster Health Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates