|This could certainly be called ‘proactive healthcare’|
Diseases could be detected even before people experience symptoms, thanks to a pioneering new health-data programme as part of the Industrial Strategy.
Businesses & charities are expected to jointly invest up to £160m, alongside a £79m government investment, as part of the Accelerating Detection of Disease programme. The project will support research, early diagnosis, prevention & treatment for diseases including cancer, dementia and heart disease.
The pioneering initiative will recruit up to 5m healthy people. Volunteered data from the individuals will help UK scientists & researchers invent new ways to detect & prevent the development of diseases.The business investment is an important step in delivering the AI and Data Grand Challenge mission to use data, artificial intelligence & innovation to transform the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases by 2030.