UCL Public Policy


An innovative approach to the provision of healthcare

Led by UCL's IIPP Director, Professor Mariana Mazzucato, Policy experts at UCL are reimagining the provision of health to maximise public value not profit, and influencing global health policy.


20 February 2023

International policy case study

Research title: An innovative approach to the provision of healthcare
Faculty: The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, Institute of Innovation and Public Purpose
Activity: Research
Policy type: International Public Health
Country/Region: Africa and the Middle East, North America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia, South East Asia and Australasia, Latin America

Policy partner: NGOs; Non-UK National Governments (non-EU); UK Government (Home Departments); Non-UK National Governments (non-EU)


The challenges facing public health provision are well known but poorly understood. A report published by the UCL Institute of Innovation & Public Purpose (IIPP) sets out the problems with the current approach to innovation within the world’s health system.


‘The people’s prescription: Re-imagining health innovation to deliver public value’ proposes ways that public, private and non-profit sectors can come together to increase the rate of biomedical innovation and direct it towards the areas most needed to create public value.


Since its launch in 2018, the report has influenced health policy around the world, including forming the basis of the UK Labour Party’s pharmaceutical policy in 2019.


International Policy Engagement

UCL research and expertise informs policymaking across the globe. We provide resources and examples of international policy engagement at UCL to support and inform engagement between UCL researchers and the international policy community.

> find out more