Age UK has reported that the number of people aged over 85 increased by almost a third over the last decade and will more than double over the next two decades. The growth in the elderly population along with the increase in complex healthcare needs, will only add to pressures on health and social care services.
To address these challenges, we are working on plans for an advanced care research centre (ACRC) based in Edinburgh. The research centre would combine expertise across different academic fields to use the latest data technologies in health and social care.
For the early stages of this project, we’re supporting a joint working team in the creation of proposals for approval by the University of Edinburgh and its industry partner.