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Co-Chair McLaughlin helps launch new Life and Health Sciences Report 2015

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The report, led by co-chairs Professor Jim McLaughlin and Dr Rob Grundy, identifies the increasing need for more personalised healthcare and the impact that the growing ageing population will have on the way healthcare is delivered.

“The MATRIX Life & Health Sciences Foresight report outlines a real opportunity for the region to become a centre of excellence and attract foreign investment by investing in and supporting the life sciences sector both in government, business and academia. We know that we need a more ‘joined up’ approach to maximise the potential of the life and health sciences and I am delighted a pilot health, innovation and life sciences hub is about to be set up here in Northern Ireland to do just that. The recommendations contained within the report will now help inform a Life & Health Sciences Strategy for Northern Ireland, led jointly by my Department and the Department of Health.”

 

 

Commenting on the report Health Minister Jim Wells said: “Our health and care systems today are coping with the combined impacts of ageing populations; the rise of long term conditions; and tightening budgets. Faced with these overwhelming challenges, we have no choice but to make fundamental changes in how we deliver our health and care services. We need to be designing and delivering health and care services in a way which enables people to participate more fully in the management of their own healthcare needs; and to be maximising innovative approaches and use of technology. This is where the wider Life and Health Sciences sector can make an enormous contribution.

MATRIX Chairman Bryan Keating also commented: “The MATRIX Life & Health Sciences Report has been produced by a panel of life and health science business leaders and academics, who have worked hard to identify real opportunities for Northern Ireland’s economic development which could also offer better value and higher quality healthcare. This could not come at a better time given the current pressures in healthcare and I hope that this report will help inform future health and economic strategy.”

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