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Clinical Effectiveness Group

Information Governance

Trusted with data

The Clinical Effectiveness Group (CEG) is a trusted broker of primary care data. We began as a grass roots organisation and over the last 30 years we have proven the value of our local GP practices sharing data with us. Practices have benefitted through vast improvements in quality and outcomes for patients and through increased income as a result of meeting their indicators. Through CEG, patient data from North East London has provided the foundation for life-saving research, tools and initiatives with local, national and international impact. 

Information Governance policy

CEG is part of Queen Mary University of London and complies with their Information Governance policies: QMUL Information Governance

Data Security and Protection Toolkit

CEG completes the NHS Digital Data Security and Protection Toolkit assessment each year and is fully compliant.

Information standards underpin national healthcare initiatives from the Department of Health, NHS England, the Care Quality Commission and other national health organisations. CEG conforms to all of these requirements. 

Clinical safety

We design, build, deploy and maintain the following tools for use in primary care:

  • Active Patient Link tools, for example to aid risk stratification and equitable call and recall;
  • Trigger tools that alert clinicians of potential ‘red flags’ in a patient record;
  • Clinical templates, pop-up protocols and documents that make it easier to refer patients, follow procedures and code actions and conditions accurately;
  • Searches for use in EMIS and SystmOne clinical systems.

CEG has a Clinical Safety Report that sets out the risks and management of these tools: Clinical Safety Report for CEG Clinical Tools 2019 [PDF 250KB]. The tools that we build are aids to clinical decision-making and do not replace the need for clinical judgement in each individual circumstance.

For more information: NHS Digital Clinical Risk Management: its Application in the Deployment and use of Health IT systems.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

CEG is part of Queen Mary University of London, and complies with their GDPR policies: QMUL GDPR

We provide the following tools on our website for use in primary care:

  • Active Patient Link (APL) tools for Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiovascular Disease, Childhood Immunisations, Diabetes and Heart Failure;
  • Asthma Prescribing Tool;
  • Falling eGFR tool.

Prior to downloading the tools, CEG requests some personal information: name, email address, role, organisation name and organisation type. We do this firstly to audit the numbers and types of organisations that use our tools, and secondly so we are able to inform users if a serious error is identified with our tools. 


Our governance policies are under constant review to ensure accuracy and compliance.



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