A recent study shows that optimising medicines for high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease patients living in East London could reduce lifetime hospital costs and prevent cardiovascular events such as heart attacks and strokes.
Four projects tackling some of London’s key health challenges have been awarded a total of £1 million to demonstrate how the use of data at scale can improve health outcomes, supporting delivery of the London Health Data Strategy. The Clinical Effectiveness Group at Queen Mary University of London leads one of the four successful projects: a primary care quality improvement system designed to address falling rates of routine childhood immunisations.
Researchers from Queen Mary’s Clinical Effectiveness Group have developed an address-matching algorithm to link patient health records to geospatial information.
Professor Carol Dezateux and Nicola Firman from Queen Mary's Clinical Effectiveness Group (CEG) have co-written a piece for The Conversation on a recent study published in The Lancet, which found that the HPV vaccine cuts cervical cancer cases by nearly 90 per cent, and their research on uptake.
Applications open for our PhD Health Data in Practice
27 October 2021
Our Wellcome Trust funded doctoral training programme, Health Data in Practice, is open for applications until Monday 10 January. We aim to develop future scientific leaders who are able to apply interdisciplinary perspectives to research and realise the potential of innovations in health data research for the benefit of patients, the public, health care systems and society.
Dr Milena Marszalek, NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in General Practice and member of Queen Mary University of London’s Clinical Effectiveness Group (CEG), has been awarded £7,000 from Barts Charity to investigate the impacts of ethnicity and deprivation on timely uptake of the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine in children.
The Clinical Effectiveness Group (CEG) at Queen Mary University of London is supporting a programme to prevent 200 heart attacks and strokes in the London borough of Redbridge over five years. The team have built a data-driven tool for GP practices, to increase prescribing of statin medication and identify patients for a new ground-breaking drug that reduces cholesterol.
CEG’s risk stratification searches form an integral part of the Proactive Care Frameworks developed by UCL Partners. These resources have now been adopted into a national NHS programme ‘Proactive Care @home’, to be used in 12 Integrated Care Systems across England. This covers around one third of the adult population.
Queen Mary University of London has received funding for three fellowships in primary care as part of our membership in the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) School for Primary Care Research (SPCR). Two of the fellows – Dr Meredith Hawking and Dr Chris Carvalho – are members of the university’s Clinical Effectiveness Group (CEG) who use primary care data to improve population health in north east London.
HPV vaccination prevents several serious diseases caused by the Human papillomavirus, including cervical cancer. The UK has been vaccinating young women, aged 12-13 years, against HPV since 2008 through a school-based programme. Uptake is high – around 84% of young women are fully immunised through the programme*, but new research published in Vaccine reveals some groups are less likely to be vaccinated than others.
Press release: According to a seven year study led by researchers in the Clinical Effectiveness Group at Queen Mary University of London, involving more than three million people, only 8 per cent of those at greater risk of heart disease who would benefit from taking statins, were prescribed them.
Press release: Researchers in the Clinical Effectiveness Group at Queen Mary University of London have tested an algorithm on 700,000 patient records in east London, to find out if the data routinely collected by GPs can reveal cases of Familial Hypercholesterolemia – a leading cause of heart attack in young people.
CEG research makes BJGP's top ten most read papers of 2020
25 January 2021
Update: Research by CEG made the top ten list for the most read articles in the British Journal of General Practice in 2020. We used data from GP records across east London to demonstrate there were three times as many suspected Covid-19 cases presented to GPs during the peak of the first wave than shown in official Covid-19 test results, and twice the risk for ethnic minorities. Read the full research paper here, or find out more about our work on Covid inequalities in our online case study.
Barts Life Sciences – a partnership between Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust – has been awarded £6.7m by Barts Charity to research new ways to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a variety of diseases. The diseases to be studied include Covid-19, cancer, heart disease and diabetes, which affect many in the East London population.
Practice support webinars
2 November 2020
Update: We supported GP practices across north east London with a recent series of webinars on QOF, Learning Disabilities, Structured Medication Review and Seasonal Flu. Thank you to everyone who joined us and shared such positive feedback. All of our recent webinars are available to watch online via the Resources page.
UCLP Proactive Care Frameworks
25 September 2020
Update: CEG is collaborating with UCL Partners on their Proactive Care Frameworks. The programme will help primary care practices deliver proactive care to patients with long-term conditions post-Covid, where as much as possible needs to be delivered remotely.
Supporting primary care through the pandemic
14 September 2020
Update: Covid-19 has created an urgent need to deliver routine care more efficiently, particularly for patients with long-term conditions. There has been an increased need to prioritise at-risk groups, enable virtual reviews and self-management, and assess needs that can be met by a variety of professionals such as healthcare assistants, pharmacists and nurses. Here’s how we are supporting these activities and where to find our resources.
Press release: There were three times as many suspected Covid-19 cases presented to GPs during the peak of the pandemic than shown in official Covid-19 test results, according to research led by the Clinical Effectiveness Group at Queen Mary University of London.
CEG is working remotely
16 March 2020
Update: In light of Covid-19, the CEG team will be working from home from Thursday 19th March.
Conference: The Scottish Deep End Project, University of Glasgow
14 February 2019
Dr John Robson presented at The Scottish Deep End Project: The Exceptional Potential of General Practice. His presentation, and those of the other speakers, are now available online.
Update: The NHS Long Term Plan was launched today. It is an ambitious vision to improve NHS care with an increased focus on prevention and digital solutions. The Community Kidney Service, developed jointly by CEG, three east London Clinical Commissioning Groups and St. Bartholomew's Hospital is featured as a case study in the opening chapter 'A new service model for the 21st century'.