The 100,000 Genomes Project is a landmark programme bringing personalised medicine to the NHS and the world.
Keynote address: Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres – the value of design in maintaining the joy of life for people living with cancer
Maggie Keswick Jencks lived with advanced cancer for two years. During that time, she and her husband Charles Jencks worked closely with her medical team, which included oncology nurse Laura Lee, now Maggie’s chief executive, to develop a new approach to cancer care.
Bobby discusses the variation between how people in different countries rate their current healthcare services, and how this relates to their concern about the future of the services.
Keynote address: Tackling wasteful spending to improve health system performance: an international perspective
Up to a fifth of health expenditure makes little or no contribution to improving people’s health. In some cases, it even results in worse health outcomes.
A reorganisation of healthcare systems is needed to increase the provision of care at a local level, supporting the management of chronic disease and mental illness within primary care settings, and thus reducing the need for disruptive hospital interventions.
There is little correlation between the level of concern people feel about their healthcare and actual health indicators, or actual expenditure on health, explained Bobby Duffy, managing director of Ipsos Mori’s social research institute.