Published: 23 January 2017

Will you help to build the future of healthcare?

The University of Surrey's ground-breaking research into 5G will revolutionise healthcare - but with your help we can do so much more.

Imagine an elderly man who has heartburn, aching arms and shortness of breath after coming back from a morning walk with his dog.He checks his phone which reads unusual patterns in his heart rate and blood pressure, and books him an emergency appointment with a heart specialist that afternoon.

Although this sounds like something from a science fiction novel, this is the future of healthcare. Ground-breaking research taking place at the University of Surrey is making this future a reality by being able to predict major healthcare crises like strokes and heart attacks before they happen. Hospitals can then concentrate on looking after the seriously ill.

Help people living with dementia stay independent

One of our pioneering projects is on dementia. Using innovative technology, carers will be able to monitor a patient’s activity remotely, making sure their basic needs are met and that they are safe at home. Professor Roma Maguire, Professor of e-Health at the University of Surrey writes, ‘This has significant potential to improve the outcomes of people with dementia and their families.’

In the future the NHS wants to move away from disease management and focus on prevention and wellness. To cope with the challenges of obesity, inactivity and smoking coupled with an ageing population, healthcare delivery in the future will have to be very different from today.

And Surrey’s research is helping to change patients’ lives. Changing the world for the better.

With your help we can attract people who demonstrate outstanding research capability and potential.  Researchers whose ground-breaking work has what it takes to make a difference to the biggest problems facing the world.

Will you make your gift today and improve healthcare in the future?


Read more about the Unviersity of Surrey's Innovation for Health research.


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