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Nesta’s Health Lab is a centre of expertise on people-powered and data-driven health.  We work with partners from the health, care, voluntary and social enterprise sectors to test and scale new ideas.

Health Lab brings together Nesta's practical work on health with a vision of a people-powered and data-driven health system that makes the most of resources from around the system (from patients’ motivation to data) alongside the knowledge and commitment of health professionals.

Health Lab tests and scales new ways for people to remain healthy - drawing on:

  • New sources of support - to make it possible for people to be more involved in their health

  • New sources of data - to improve people’s knowledge about their health

  • New sources of innovation - that can generate new solutions

Through Health Lab we work with a wide range of partners to further develop, support and scale people-powered and data-driven innovations in health. Our partners have included: NHS England, The Cabinet Office, The Health Foundation, The Department of Health, The Big Lottery Fund, Voluntary Voices, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity, The State Government of São Paulo, The Behavioural Insights Team, Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Health Lab is about creating real change to improve people’s health. We are always looking to work with others. If you are interested in finding out more about us and how to get involved, we would love to hear from you.

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This video shows introduces our People and Powered Health work - and the impact it has had in places like Stockport and Essex. Find out more about the work we're doing in health.