Healthcare theme


Engineering and technology are vital to promote health, fitness and wellbeing.

With a global population set to reach 9.6 billion by 2050 and the expectation of longer, healthier and more active lives, we recognise the importance of engineering in helping people achieve this.

It is vital that we invest in the health of our population, not only because good health is desirable, but also because it is an important determinant of economic growth and competitiveness.

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Campaign: Engineering Solutions for the NHS

We are campaigning to raise awareness of the work and value of engineers within the NHS. We are calling for a position of Chief Biomedical Engineer to be created at every NHS acute Trust, similar to Chief Nurse or Chief Medical Officer.

Learn about the campaign

reports and policy statements

Comment and analysis

Dr Helen Meese CEng MIMechE

Healthcare policy spokesperson

Helen joined the Institution in 2013 as Head of Engineering in Society and became Head of Healthcare in November 2015. She works to raise the profile of mechanical engineering, focusing on innovative and emerging technologies and how they impact on healthcare, both in the UK and internationally.

Read Helen's full biography

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