Paediatrics 2040 area of enquiry - impact of innovation

This project seeks to establish a credible vision for the future of paediatric services in the UK. In this line of enquiry we will develop an understanding of how innovation and technology will shape the delivery of paediatric services.

About this line of enquiry

We understand and predict the impact that innovation will have on the profession, and the delivery of paediatric care. We will consider the role innovation and technology is likely to play in improving the management and delivery of care, as well as in the training of workforces. We are considering the likely role of innovation and technology in improving the management and delivery of care, as well as in the training of workforces.

What we will do

We will consider how innovations and new technology over the next 20 years will impact on the management and delivery of care, as well as the training of workforces. Our work will focuses on a broad range of fields which may include public health and prevention, treatment and diagnosis of both acute and long-term conditions and models and care.

We initially focus on innovation in the following:

  • Public health and prevention
  • Treatment and diagnosis, including escalation of illness
  • The management of care
  • Models of working

We will be considering the impact of innovations such as:  

  • Genomics 
  • Artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Digitalisation
  • Digital integration
  • Wearable technology

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