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Clinical Effectiveness Group


A manual blood pressure monitor NHS Health Checks are not helping people who need them most
14 June 2021

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.

Students walking Researchers test an algorithm that could predict heart attacks in young people
20 May 2021

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.

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.

Blue graphic showing heart and lungs 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.

Stethoscope Covid-19 data from GPs shows triple the number of suspected cases and twice the risk for ethnic minorities
8 September 2020

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.

A colourful graphic showing a cross section of water getting deeper 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.

CEG Community Kidney Service featured in the NHS Long Term Plan
7 January 2019

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'.

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