Future of Healthcare

Budget constraints and the demands of an ageing, sedentary population have placed unprecedented pressure on an ailing NHS, which may have now reached breaking point. But with potential annual savings of £4.4 billion if the NHS embraces digital technology, a cost-effective and innovation-lead healthcare system for the 21st century is within the UK's grasp. This report explores the hospitals of the future, software and smartphone apps set to revolutionise patient care, the top four non-communicable diseases facing the developed world, eight global innovations on the horizon, and cutting-edge research and development in the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors