The UK Youth Health Parliament is an idea generating platform for individuals passionate about healthcare to connect, discuss and recommend innovative solutions to healthcare challenges of the future. Fifty young professionals from public and private sectors have been focusing on current and future healthcare challenges. At the conclusion of the parliament they will publish a series of papers with policy recommendations, which will be shared externally through traditional and social media channels.
The parliament is a joint initiative of partners with a cross sector interest in the healthcare system, including Johnson & Johnson, the British Heart Foundation, Imperial College, London Business School, Google & 2020Health amongst others. The partners have provided logistic and editorial support as requested by the participants. read on Youth Health Parliament Reports
A discussion of the potential impact of technology on the UK optical sector to 2030. The purpose of the Foresight Project is to ensure that the optical sector is better equipped to understand as much as it can where technology, ocular medical developments and demographics are leading to in the years ahead. With that knowledge it should inform debate as to how the sector can help shape and adapt to the challenges and opportunities. read on Foresight Project Report
That we are living longer healthier lives is a fact - with over 65s making up 17% of the population in 2010 - an increase of 1.7 million since 1985, projected to rise to 23% by 2035 – and a cause for celebration! It does however, highlight a challenge; we know that the highest users of health services are the over 75s and that the average NHS spending for retired households is nearly double that for non-retired households. read on Health technologies – are older people interested?