25 years making science work for health

We have been celebrating 25 years as pioneers working to make good science meets effective public health policy.

On 20 April 2023 we marked the year with an invitation-only policy summit Making science work for health: from genomic foundations to policy futures, followed by a gala dinner at Trinity College. 

Videos of the talks from the policy summit are available here

You can view a snapshot of our achievements, in the context of the wider development of a genomics healthcare policy, over the last 25 years in the video below.

As well as pioneering the use of genomics for public and population health, world-firsts from the PHG Foundation include our original genetics futures scenario project for the Nuffield Trust (2000), a comprehensive assessment of the clinical impact of next-generation genome sequencing technologies (2011); and a unique analysis of steps needed to build on UK excellence in infectious disease genomics for public health (2015).

Words such as ‘rigorous’, ‘honest’ and ‘comprehensive’ may not sound very exciting, but they are the foundation of our reputation for trustworthiness and the reliability of our strategic analyses and actionable policy insights. This solid reputation has forged successful collaborations with multiple national and international organisations such as the NHS, Genomics England, and FIND - the global alliance for diagnostics. Now, as a linked exempt charity of the University of Cambridge associated with the School of Clinical Medicine, we are proud to be the world's only policy think tank focused solely on science for health.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our stakeholders across health policy and practice and academic and commercial research for supporting us for the last 25 years in our efforts to accelerate your work, from developing great science to making healthcare better.

Our mission continues: to help make the best use of new genomics and ‘omics linked  technologies. Our reliable, real-world intelligence and appraisals explain for decision makers how complex science can best benefit individual and population health, and the factors necessary to make it happen. We are excited to be informing and shaping effective policy that aims to deliver better health for all. 

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