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Halima Khan, Executive Director, Nesta Health Lab, comments on The Health of People: how social sciences can improve population health launched today by the Campaign for Social Science:


"We know that helping people to manage their long term health conditions outside of a formal care setting is already reaping benefits across the country. But gaps in the evidence base are preventing large shifts in the allocation of commissioning budgets. The sector must prioritise not only testing which interventions work, but also for whom, and under which circumstances to support service commissioning and care planning. If this doesn't happen there will be a negative long-term impact on health and care budgets and outcomes."

Nesta Health Lab in partnership with Guy's and St Thomas' Charity is hosting The Future of People Powered Health at etc.venues St Paul's on 9th May, 9am-5:30pm. The second annual Nesta Health Lab event will explore the 'end of patients' concept and imagine a society where people play a bigger role in managing their health and wellbeing. More information about the event is available here


About Nesta: Nesta is a global innovation foundation. Our mission is to spark and shape new ideas to improve how the world works for everyone. We use our knowledge, networks, funding and skills to take on big challenges, working in partnership with others to make change happen. We are a UK charity and our work is enabled by a financial endowment. Nesta is a registered charity in England and Wales 1144091 and Scotland SC042833.

re information contact Laura Scruby in Nesta’s press office on 020 7438 2697/2543,  [email protected]