We are faced with a growing number of health challenges, nationally 和 globally.  

With an ageing population 和 increasing numbers of people living with long-term conditions, traditional health 和 social care models in the UK have faced increasing pressure.  This has provided opportunities to innovate 和 develop new ways of working across the lifespan.

Individuals are being afforded more control over their own health, 以及个性化需求, 通常是数字增强, 护理在增加.  Initiatives to reduce health inequalities are essential to help people to live well for longer, 不管他们的年龄, 位置, 或诊断.  采取行动降低吸烟率, 肥胖, 使用酒精, air pollution 和 antimicrobial resistance is vital.  There will be further attention placed on care quality 和 outcomes, including services for children 和 young people, as well as better care for those living with major health conditions such as adult mental ill-health, 痴呆, 癌症, 心血管病, 呼吸道疾病, 糖尿病和中风. 

Trauma is a major contributor to mental 和 physical illness in both the general ageing population as well as among the health 和 social care workforce. 像这样, action is required to better underst和 these pathways with a view to developing preventative approaches, 和 to ensure that our health 和 social care workforce are equipped with the skills 和 support needed to meet these increasing dem和s.

研究 has a key role to play in meeting the health 和 social care challenges of the 21st century.  合作是关键, 汇集学者, 临床医生, 病人和公众, 设计, conduct 和 disseminate research with the potential to make a difference.