We live in a time of unprecedented change. As we continue to live longer, the preservation of good health and quality of life presents significant challenges to an increasingly ageing population. Health systems in the UK, and globally, are under enormous pressure, necessitating innovative approaches across a range of platforms. Against this backdrop, Lancaster’s vision for health innovation will be to make a major contribution to how some of these significant health challenges are best addressed in a rapidly evolving global health landscape.
Health innovation is about challenging the status quo and providing creative, novel and useful ideas that can be implemented to bring about meaningful change to health outcomes and quality of life – whether this is disruptive, changing paradigms, policies or models of care, or introducing novel products or services, or simply providing incremental improvements to existing solutions, such as optimising practices and processes. At Lancaster this will mean harnessing our particular expertise in research, education and engagement to drive and support such changes; put simply, it is about us staying relevant.