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Future Strategy for Research in the NHS followed by Q&A

Talk by Prof Chris Whitty, Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department of Health. Followed by Q&A chaired by Prof Clive Ballard, Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Exeter Medical School.

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Professor Chris Whitty was appointed Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department of Health in January 2016. He has overall responsibility for the DH research and development budget which includes the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). He leads DH research policy and supporting evidenced based decision making capacity.

Professor Whitty is currently the Professor of Public and International Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and a Consultant Physician in acute medicine and infectious diseases at University College London Hospitals and the Hospital for Tropical Diseases. He is also Visiting Gresham Professor of Public Health at Gresham College.

Professor Whitty will talk about his vision for Health Research, the challenges and opportunities.