Planned work

POST carries out horizon-scanning to anticipate issues of science and technology that are likely to impact on policy.

At Board meetings, POST advisers present a shortlist of topics for discussion. The following projects were approved by the July 2016 Board meeting. Work has not yet begun on these topics but if you would like to input at this stage please email us.

Biological science and health
  • Security of Supply of Radioisotopes used in Medicine
  • New Models for Children and Young People's (CYP) Mental Health Services
Environment and energy
  • Energy Efficiency
Physical Sciences and ICT
  • Quantum Computing
  • The Cyber Security of UK Critical Infrastructure
POST continuously assesses issues that are of importance to Parliament and is now publishing its longlist online. View the POSTnote longlist. POST is also accepting ideas for new POSTnotes through this online form.

Related information

POST's work programme is determined by a parliamentary Board, which meets quarterly.

If you have any ideas for topics POST should cover in the future, please contact one of our advisers.

See what POSTnote are currently being worked on.