The PHG Foundation is a health policy think tank with a special focus on how genomics and other emerging health technologies can provide more effective, personalised healthcare and deliver improvements in population health.
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The PHG Foundation is a health policy think tank with a special focus on how genomics and other emerging health technologies can provide more effective, personalised healthcare and deliver improvements in population health. We are independent and a registered charity (charity no. 1118664)
Advances in genomics and life sciences continue to drive the need for significant change in clinical medicine and public health practice, but the rate at which research findings are translated into healthcare remains very slow. We believe society could be more organised and effective at realising the benefits of our investment in biomedical research.
A society that fully exploits advances in genomics and life sciences to make rational and responsible changes in health policy and practice, to promote health and improve the prevention and treatment of disease.
To provide knowledge, evidence, tools and opportunities to help policy makers put genomics and life sciences within the reach of every citizen in the form of effective, affordable and more personalised healthcare.
- Improving the health of people and populations drives what we do.
- We guard our independence and objectivity whilst being committed to collaboration and knowledge sharing with relevant stakeholders from all sectors, private and public.
- We are pro science and innovation, tempered with the conviction that decisions about health policy and health care provision should be underpinned by culturally-sensitive understanding of ethical, legal and social considerations.
- We believe that policy and regulation should be enabling and proportionate, striking a fair balance between the interests of the individual and the wider public good.
The Foundation is a registered charity (number 1118664) and is funded by donations, grants and fees. For information about how to donate or support our work, please contact us on 01223 761 900
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11 October 2018Read in full
University of Cambridge health policy think tank publishes report analysing the new technologies that could help deliver on the promise of personalised healthcare for the National Health Service in the near future.
8 September 2018Read in full
PHG Foundation has been awarded recognised supplier status on the NHS Shared Business Services Framework Agreement.
14 August 2018Read in full
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health Lord O’Shaughnessy has highlighted the vital importance of providing reassurance to the public and promoting the benefits of data sharing for the success of personalised medicine.
9 May 2018Read in full
The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has released a major report, Genomics and genome editing in the NHS. The report is the result of its 2017 inquiry, to which Cambridge-based think tank, the PHG Foundation, provided extensive written and oral evidence.
25 April 2018Read in full
The House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence (AI) has published a report urging the UK to take the lead in the ethical development and deployment of AI. The report and subsequent recommendations made to Government have been guided by evidence from a range of experts, including the PHG Foundation.
24 April 2018Read in full
The vast majority of hospital doctors do not consider themselves qualified or competent to interpret the results of genomic tests.
15 March 2018Read in full
Genomic medicine is here to stay – but more needs to be done to ensure NHS patients can benefit, was the message coming loud and clear at the conference held by Cambridge health policy think tank, the PHG Foundation, this week. Learning from the genomics experience will be crucial as new technologies come on stream to transform and personalise healthcare delivery, delegates were advised.
1 December 2017Read in full
Giving evidence on Artificial Intelligence to a House of Lords Select Committee, PHG Foundation's Dr Sobia Raza highlighted the need for an NHS-wide strategy on using health data for algorithm development to realise the benefits of AI for patients.
27 November 2017Read in full