UK Prevention Research 2023 conference (Edinburgh, 14-15 November)
The UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP) was established to increase investment in research that could prevent non-communicable diseases such as heart disease and cancer. Jo Bruce, Technical Data Manager for RDS, attended the UK Prevention Research conference to learn more about prevention research including barriers to access, availability, and quality.
How does the UKPRP’s work align with RDS’s mission?
Jo Bruce: “I think it is always helpful to root our day-to-day activities to the wider context so that we can ensure our operating model and transformation activities are fit for purpose and will be valuable to the research community.
“Non-communicable diseases have common ‘upstream’ determinants such as employment, education, welfare, transport, health and social care. The services supporting these areas generate a wealth of data, and it is this data that RDS are on a mission to enable timely and cost-effective access to for research.
“From a personal perspective, hearing about the tangible public benefit that data leads to serves as a great motivator for me in my role. It’s rewarding to see the real-world impact of the sort of research that RDS is working to enable.”