Influencing research and policy

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. 

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 UK careers policy, on the funding and regulation of UK research. 

The Academy’s FORUM network provides a neutral and independent platform for individuals from across academia, industry, the NHS and Government, and the charity, regulatory and wider healthcare sector, to meet and take forward national discussions on scientific opportunities, technology trends and associated strategic choices for healthcare.

Internationally, we work with partner academies around the world to build networks and strengthen global commitment to biomedical and health research.

We engage with a wide range of stakeholders to inform all stages of our work, collaborating with like-minded organisations to agree common positions and to share information. We are increasingly engaging with patients and the public in our major policy activities to ensure that the hopes and concerns of wider society, as well as the knowledge of the medical community, shape our advice.

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Mentoring Catalysis Workshop 2019

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Mentoring Masterclass – Leeds – 9 October 2019

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South East Region Annual Scientific Lecture and Dinner 2019

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