The healthcare and life sciences landscape is transforming. Demographics, quality of life, environmental and economic shifts are all contributing. As the global population is growing and aging, new areas of medical need are emerging. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us all that the world needs to be better prepared to respond to global health emergencies, regardless of geography, or socio-economic position.
A healthy population enables individuals and communities to prosper socially and economically, as well as live longer with a good quality of life. NPL provides the measurement infrastructure to accelerate innovation and technological advances that will enable the UK to diagnose, monitor, treat, cure and prevent a wide range of diseases and reduce health inequalities.