Put simply, precision medicine aims to ensure the right patient gets the right treatment at the right time. The terms ‘precision medicine’, ‘personalised medicine’ and ‘stratified medicine’ are often used interchangeably and in common parlance mean largely the same thing – although there are some minor differences in how the terms are used.

Precision medicines are a very exciting area for development and have the potential to transform patient care, improve patient experience and reduce NHS spending

In this report, we explore this issue with stakeholders from across the health policy landscape to understand their concerns and hopes for precision medicine, now and in the future.

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