The Science in Health Group brings together a panel of experts to consider cross-cutting issues in science applied to health
The Science in Health Group (SiHG) comprises a panel of experts from within and beyond the Science Council member bodies. Its real strength lies in the range of different organisations and professional bodies from which its membership is drawn, which extends outside the biological and medical sciences.
Among its aims are to identify topics of overriding significance to science in health, where there is a benefit in member bodies acting collectively and taking advantage of the inter- and multidisciplinary wealth of the group. The Group aims to respond to major issues relating to all aspects of human health and to ensure that the latest developments in science are fully applied to the benefit of human health.
The Group's modus operandi is comparable to that of a think tank - it utilises not only written, oral and published evidence gathered, but also the expertise from within the group to come to its recommendations.
The Group's first report, Integration and Implementation of Diagnostic Technologies in Healthcare was published in 2008. For further information on the project, visit the Integrated Diagnostics page.
The current project Future Careers for Scientists in Health seeks to examine the complex and varied issues around careers for scientists in health. For further information on the project, visit the Future Careers page.
The Science in Health Group is chaired by Professor Stephen Holgate, Honorary Consultant Physician at Southampton University Hospital Trust. SiHG membership is open to all member bodies of the Science Council; for further information contact the Secretary to the Group.
Professor Stephen Holgate CSci