Influencing policy to improve health and wealth

One of the Academy’s greatest strengths is its ability to convene the best medical scientists to address some of the most significant challenges facing society. 

With the Fellowship at the core, we set, and respond to, the policy agenda. Our policy work also helps to deliver our other strategic objectives of Nurturing the next generation of medical researchers; Linking academia, industry and the NHS; and Seizing international opportunities

To see a full list of current and past projects, please visit the Policy section.

Health and wealth are intrinsically linked: we prioritise projects that address significant health problems, and those that contribute to economic growth in the UK or internationally.

We tackle public health challenges such as obesity and infectious diseases. Our major project on stratified medicine focused on removing the infrastructure, regulatory and economic barriers that prevent the UK realising the benefits of a more personalised approach to therapeutics.

A sustainable science and innovation base and an appropriately regulated research environment are vital to the health and wealth of the UK and beyond. We seek to ensure this through our work on careers policy, on the funding of research, and on the regulation and governance of research involving people and animals.

Most recently, the Academy has released a report on the "Team science" approach to research.

Award holders' discussion dinner: Dame Janet Thornton

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Spring Meeting 2017

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Exemplar clinical pathways for a stratified approach to respiratory disease

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