There have been lots of attempts to solve the challenges facing the health system, but these have focused on top–down structural change and new drugs. These solutions are familiar, but they are inadequate. The challenges now facing the health system require a different response.
We believe the answer lies in a health system for people, by people and with people. This means providing healthcare for people when they need it, enabling people to manage their health in everyday life, and connecting people into networks that help support one another. This will require new relationships, networks and knowledge powered by digital technologies.
Health Lab brings together Nesta’s practical work on health and ageing to create real change to improve people’s health and wellbeing.
Find out more about the work we're doing in health and ageing.