Our Future Health
Let’s prevent disease together
Helping people to live healthier lives for longer
Today, millions of people spend many years of their life in poor health, suffering from common diseases such as dementia, cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Too often, we detect and treat diseases only when patients start showing symptoms. Our goal is to revolutionise the way we fight disease by collecting information from millions of volunteers across the UK. Together we can help researchers find ways to prevent, detect and treat diseases earlier.
The UK’s largest ever health research programme
Our Future Health is building a community of volunteers to create an incredibly detailed picture of the nation’s health. Watch this video to learn more about how we can help prevent disease together.
How to become a volunteer
When you join you will be offered information about your own health, including your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. In the future you will also be offered information about your risk of some diseases.
Read and sign a consent form
Fill in a questionnaire
Book an appointment
Everyone has something unique to give
We’re building a diverse community of volunteers that truly reflects the UK’s population, so that we can identify differences in how diseases begin and progress in people from different backgrounds. By ensuring that a range of people take part in Our Future Health, we can make discoveries that benefit everyone.
How we protect your data
When you join Our Future Health, your data is stored and managed according to strict security standards.
How researchers use Our Future Health
The scale, depth and detail of Our Future Health will make it a world-leading resource for health research. Researchers will apply to study the de-identified information in a highly secure online data storage system. They will be able to make new discoveries that benefit people from all backgrounds.
Who we partner with – and why
At Our Future Health, partnerships contribute to our mission of helping people live healthier lives for longer. We’re working closely with UK healthcare authorities and the NHS.
We are also partnered with charities and industry, who are providing expertise and part of the funding needed to set up and deliver our programme.
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