Care.Data. Aren’t those two words designed to send a shiver down the spine? Two words that can shut down any conversation about sharing patient data. Right. Right?!
Did you know that for every pound invested in medical research, there is an annual return of 25p every year, forever?
It can be challenging to show the impact of research for patients and our economy, so we teamed up with a group of research funders as committed to demonstrating the value of medical research as we are. Together with the Academy of Medical Sciences, the Department of Health, the Medical Research Council, and Wellcome we commissioned a study that estimated the returns on public and charitable investment for musculoskeletal research in the UK.
The next of AMRC's regular PAWG meetings which will provide an update on AMRC's recent policy activities as well as key policy developments relevant to the sector. The meeting is also a chance for policy and public affairs staff to network and share insight.
The meeting will take place on 13th March (09:30- 12:30) and is kindly being hosted by the Wellcome Trust.
A full agenda to be published shortly.
I always feel that the beginning of a New Year offers the perfect opportunity to evaluate goals, look ahead, and of course set the traditional New Year’s Resolutions. I have been contemplating the patient data policy landscape, after what was an extremely important year for data in the UK in 2017.