HSMC at the Conservative Party Conference
HSMC has taken part in a fringe event at the 2012 Conservative Party conference, exploring the potential for more personalised approaches to healthcare. Speakers included HSMC’s Professor Jon Glasby, Professor Mike Griffiths (Director of the West Midlands Regional Genetics Laboratory) and Professor Nick James (Professor of Clinical Oncology and Consultant in Clinical Oncology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital).
While Nick and Mike talked about the potential of more personalised medicine, Jon explored scope for a more bottom-up approach via the advent of personal health budgets. The formal inputs were followed by more interactive discussion and debate with the audience (which included a mix of party members, health charities, service providers and think tanks).
Read more about HSMC's work on personalisation.