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The importance of UK health research: key asks of the next government

The Academy of Medical Sciences’ new President, Professor Andrew Morris CBE FRSE PMedSci, will be joined on the panel by representatives from Wellcome, AMRC and ABPI and BIA.

These organisations represent the diversity of the health research sector and can speak across key policy areas, including:


  • Research in the NHS
  • R&D investment
  • Attracting and retaining domestic and international talent
  • Involving patients in research
  • Health data
  • Regulation


To provide context ahead of the briefing, please find a two-page summary of the Academy’s ‘Key Asks of an Incoming Government’ report, as well as the full document.

Journalists came to this briefing to find out what the next government should prioritise for a strong health research environment.


Speakers included:

Prof Andrew Morris CBE FRSE PMedSci, President, Academy of Medical Sciences

Beth Thompson, Chief Strategy Officer, Wellcome

Nicola Perrin MBE, CEO, AMRC

Dr Janet Valentine, Executive Director of Innovation and Research Policy, ABPI

Ros Deegan, Board Member, BIA & CEO, OMass Therapeutics


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