New alliance of research funders to push for disease prevention

The UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP) includes the Wellcome Trust, Research Councils, and the Department of Health, and is seeking sustainable and cost-effective ways of improving UK population health and reducing health inequalities by preventing non-communicable diseases. A funding call will follow later in 2017.

UKPRP is inviting expressions of interest to attend the UKPRP Networking and Collaboration event.

"We want to ensure there’s a mix of research expertise and representation from institutions across the UK.

NCDs, including diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal disorders, respiratory disease, cancer and poor mental health, are increasing. This impairs individuals’ health and quality of life and, as they age, places unsustainable pressure on the UK economy, and health and social care systems."

Read more on the Wellcome Trust site