Personalised medicine is transforming healthcare across the world
Personalised medicine is transforming healthcare across the world – a healthcare revolution driven by scientific and technical advances that is enhancing our ability to more precisely diagnose illnesses and target treatment of disease.
These advances are an intrinsic part of delivering the NHS Five Year Forward View and the NHS has the potential to become the first health service in the world to truly embrace personalised medicine across routine care.
NHS England published Improving Outcomes through Personalised Medicine at NHS Expo earlier this month. It sets out what we mean by personalised medicine, now and in the future, and the approach we will take, working with our partners, so that we can embrace new approaches, while ensuring that ethical, equality and economic implications are fully understood and addressed. These developments are being led within NHS England by Prof Sue Hill, Chief Scientific Officer for England.
For the document please see Improving Outcomes through Personalised Medicine
For the media release please see NHS England: Personalised Medicine
For a general overview please see the Radio 4 programme Personalised Medicine: Dose by Design
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Scientists have a key role to play in this new era of medicine and want you to be at the centre of the next phase of development of the strategy over the coming months.
Dr Alexandra B Milsom
Personalised Medicine Lead
Office of the Chief Scientific Officer
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