Areas in development
We explore certain areas to see what impact our involvement could have.
After a development phase, we decide whether to make the area one of our priority areas, to take it forward in other ways, or to let others take the lead if they're better placed to act.
Data-driven disease diagnosis
We’re looking at how we could support more precise and personalised diagnosis of disease earlier by driving:
- changes in the way ‘big data’ and science data is used to understand and diagnose disease
- the implementation of diagnostics in different clinical, social and cultural settings.
We’ll advertise for someone to lead this development area in early 2018. Once we have a team in place, we’ll provide more details about our programme of work.
Young people’s mental health
We’re exploring how we could drive substantial improvements in young people's mental wellbeing through supporting:
- alternative approaches to better understand mental illness
- the development and evaluation of new interventions to prevent and respond to mental health problems.
We'll provide more details about our programme of work in early 2018, once the development team is up and running.
How we choose priority areas
For something to become a priority area, we need to be sure that:
- there’s a clear and compelling need for change
- our involvement will make a real difference
- we'll develop an approach that's more than the sum of its parts by bringing together different strands of our existing work
- we can involve a range of partners or different perspectives
- we have a focused plan with clear targets.
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