Our Future Health

Our Future Health will collect information from millions of volunteers right across the UK to create one of the most detailed pictures we’ve ever had of people’s health. Researchers will be able to use this information to make new discoveries about human health and disease. Our goal is to transform the prevention, detection and treatment of conditions such as dementia, cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. So future generations can live in good health for longer. Our Future Health plans to collect information and samples from up to 5 million adults across the UK. We aim to collect either a blood sample or a saliva sample from the participant as well as ask them to complete a questionnaire about their lifestyle and health. In addition to the data we collect from participants we will also ask for permission to link to their health and care records stored by NHS Digital and other UK NHS Bodies. Participants will be recruited from a range of settings including those attending routine appointments in primary care (e.g. Health Checks, Blood Tests, etc), routine appointments in outpatients, blood donation appointments, and via direct invitation. Our Future Health obtains generic consent which covers genetic studies, use by researchers locally, elsewhere in the UK and overseas, and by commercial/private companies carrying out biomedical research.


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Contact Information


Eversheds House
70 Great Bridgewater Street
Greater Manchester
M1 5ES

Last Updated: 29/03/2021

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