The interdisciplinary Themes (below), are supported by Theme Champions drawn from each of the Faculties and recommended by the Steering Group. The Themes provide a focus for funding opportunities and align very closely with the four Grand Challenges elaborated by the EPSRC Healthcare Technologies initiative and also with the NHS Five-Year Forward View. The Grand Challenges are:

Developing Future Therapies

Supporting the development of novel therapies with technologies to enhance efficacy, minimise costs and reduce risk to patients.

Frontiers of Physical Intervention

Restoring function, and optimising surgery and other physical interventions to achieve high precision with minimal invasiveness.

Optimising Treatment

Optimising care through effective diagnosis, patient-specific prediction and evidence-based intervention.

Transforming Community Health and Care

Using real-time information to support self-management of health and wellbeing, and to facilitate timely interventions.