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IBMS responds to Future of Health report

The IBMS has responded to the findings from a stakeholders’ survey on the future of English health and healthcare.

At the request of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), RAND Europe conducted a survey to gather stakeholders’ views on the vision of health and healthcare in England in the next 20 to 30 years.

The research aimed to build an evidence-based picture of the future of health and healthcare needs and how it might differ from today. 

Sarah May, IBMS Deputy Chief Executive, said: “The role that pathology services can and do play in healthcare is always under-represented. 

“This is not just confined to the understanding of the general public but also (and more significantly) by commissioners and service providers.

“The study findings validate a number of prominent health research priorities currently visible in England, such as antimicrobial resistance, the burden of dementia and age-related multi-morbidity, digital health and genomics.”

The report is called Future of Health and can be downloaded from

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