Academy welcomes quantitative skills report

The Academy of Medical Sciences welcomes the publication of the British Academy’s report 'Count us in'.

Professor Sir John Tooke PMedSci, President of the Academy of Medical Sciences, welcomed the report saying:

“I warmly welcome the publication of this report. Quantitative skills have always been an essential requirement for scientists and researchers. 

“If we are to take full advantage of the analysis of large data sets to enhance knowledge and understanding, such skills will be increasingly important. 

“The wider use of statistics in news, policy formulation and other decision making processes means that increased fluency with numbers will benefit not just academia but will help people from all walks of life to engage better with our data-driven world.”



For further information, please contact:

Giorgio De Faveri at the Academy of Medical Sciences

T: 0203 1762 180 M: 07885903528 E:

Notes for Editors

The Academy of Medical Sciences is the independent body in the UK representing the diversity of medical science. Our mission is to promote medical science and its translation into benefits for society. The Academy’s elected Fellows are the United Kingdom’s leading medical scientists from hospitals, academia, industry and the public service. We work with them to promote excellence, influence policy to improve health and wealth, nurture the next generation of medical researchers, link academia, industry and the NHS, seize international opportunities and encourage dialogue about the medical sciences.

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