Our Cardiff event will review recent actions and thinking within the Cumberland Initiative and look at how best to take forward funding of the initiative.
In this paper, produced in Autumn 2011, the Cumberland Initiative compares expenditure on healthcare with military spending. It then asks how healthcare spending might offer the spin-off benefits to general economic growth and development of technological and industrial expertise that has been experienced during periods of high military expenditure.
On 28 October 2011, the Cumberland Initiative presented to the Technology Strategy Board its proposal for a national centre focussing on the service science of health and care.
This paper, springing out of our meeting at Queen’s University, Belfast, argues that a Healthcare Technology Innovation Centre (TIC) could help established and new businesses to grow and could ensure that the NHS benefits from a more business-orientated application of accumulated research in this field.
Following our meeting at Queen’s University, Belfast in July 2011 we set out how a national centre for healthcare would focus on the systems, thinking and integrated service delivery of health and social care. It would conduct research and co-develop ideas with healthcare staff, industrial staff and academics. Additionally, it would provide training, education and the capacity to support to sustain change.