In November 2010 the Academy’s special interest group, the UK Focus for Biomedical Engineering held a joint session with the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee on “How does engineering provide better healthcare?” Following interest from Parliamentarians and others since the event, the Academy has published a series of briefings on what engineering contributes to modern healthcare.

Designed to brief policy makers, legislators and interested members of the public on biomedical engineering and health technology, the series covers eight topics alongside an introductory briefing, Engineering for health. Topics include The ageing population, Cardiac implantable devices, Joint replacement, Mobile health, Neural engineering, Regenerative medicine, Simulation and training and Surgical innovation.

The briefings can be viewed on the  Policy section

Notes for editors

  1. Biomedical engineering creates new medical technologies and systems that can greatly improve patient care and quality of life. The UK Focus for Biomedical Engineering is the Academy’s forum for this increasingly important area of engineering in which the UK is taking a lead.
  2. Founded in 1976, The Royal Academy of Engineering promotes the engineering and technological welfare of the country. Our fellowship – comprising the UK’s most eminent engineers – provides the leadership and expertise for our activities, which focus on the relationships between engineering, technology, and the quality of life. As a national academy, we provide independent and impartial advice to Government; work to secure the next generation of engineers; and provide a voice for Britain’s engineering community.

For more information please contact

Jane Sutton at The Royal Academy of Engineering
Direct tel +44 (0) 20 7766 0636; email: Jane Sutton