REAL-HEALTH is a major three-year programme funded by Barts Charity, following the award of a £2.2 million grant in October 2018.
The programme builds on the success of our nationally leading population health improvement work supporting the 250 GP practices that care for North East London's 2 million patients.
The REAL-HEALTH programme is developing three projects that demonstrate the scientific and service applications of big data and health data science. They focus on equitable health service delivery in ethnically and socially diverse populations in East London. The three projects, each targetting a key area of public health, are:
- REAL-HEALTH CHILD HEALTH (Childhood obesity and congenital disorders)
- REAL-HEALTH RESPIRATORY (Asthma)
- REAL-HEALTH CARDIOVASCULAR (Triple aim of blood pressure control, high intensity statin use and bleeding reduction)
This work builds on the Discovery programme, funded by local CCGs and Endeavour Health charity, which is developing real-time patient level integration of all GP and hospital electronic health records across four CCGs (Tower Hamlets, Newham, City and Hackney, Waltham Forest). REAL-HEALTH will support the development of clinical, business and research intelligence for which the new Discovery Data Service will provide the underlying linked data.
Another key aspect of REAL-HEALTH is the production of software tools and educational resources - including guidelines, GP infosheets and ancillary educational materials - to assist healthcare practitioners. These are available via the menu to the left.
PI: Dr. John Robson. Collaborators: Dr. Chris Carvalho, Dr. Jim Cole, Prof. Carol Dezateux, Dr. Anna Di Simoni, Ms. Isabel Dostal, Prof. Chris Griffiths, Dr. Sally Hull, Dr. Stuart Rison, Prof. Adam Timmis