Health of the Public in 2040: implementation

The Academy is working to implement the recommendations of its report exploring how the UK’s research environment needs to adapt to meet the health challenges the population will face by 2040.  



Over the coming decades, the UK population will face a wide range of complex health challenges and opportunities, many of which can only be fully addressed through strategies to secure and improve the health of the public as a whole.

The Academy’s report, ‘Improving the health of the public by 2040’, explores how to organise our research environment to generate and translate the evidence needed to underpin such strategies. Since the report's launch in September 2016, the Academy has been working with its partners and collaborators to implement the report's recommendations.

The report's recommendations emerged from the project's findings in four areas:

  1. Optimising research to improve the health of the public 
  2. Harnessing the digital revolution
  3. Developing the next generation of researchers and practitioners
  4. Working together to improve health and health equity

Guiding our next steps

In January 2017, the Academy convened an implementation workshop to explore how to implement the recommendations made in the ‘Improving the health of the public by 2040’ report. This convened experts in a wide range of fields, with discussions summarised in the report ‘Improving the health of the public by 2040: next steps’.  In addition, the knowledge and expertise of the project’s working group and its Chair, Professor Dame Anne Johnson DBE FMedSci, informs and guides each step in the implementation of the report’s recommendations. Most recently, the group was convened in January 2018 for an update and discussion on the projects activities.

Some of the key outputs from the implementation of these recomendations are detailed on the tabs at the top of this page. Full details of the 'Improving the health of the public 2040' report can be found here.


Key contacts

Addressing antimicrobial resistance with a One Health approach invite-only symposium and workshop

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2024 FORUM Sir Colin Dollery Lecture: Health research where you are – from GP to care home

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Mentoring Masterclass - June 2024

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