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Blizard Institute - Barts and The London

Clinical Effectiveness Group


The Clinical Effectiveness Group works to support clinical improvement in primary care

CEG supports practices in delivering high quality primary care in a challenging inner city environment. This innovative unit, based in the Centre for Primary Care and Public Health at the Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London, has been supporting primary care for over 20 years.

Our multidisciplinary team includes GP clinical leads, clinical facilitators, data analysts, and researchers. CEG covers the three PCTs of Newham, Tower Hamlets and City and Hackney, which together have a population of 800,000 served by 150 general practices and about 500 GPs. CEG

CEG aims to promote equality of access to effective primary care by translating new initiatives and research on quality and clinical excellence into inner city areas through evidence-based guidelines. We support implementation in practices through the development of software tools, provision of practice-based facilitation services and the analysis of data in order to monitor progress.

The group received the John Perry Award of the Primary Care Group of the British Computer Society in 2010 and was a finalist in the 2011 NICE awards for improvement and shared learning in promoting statins for people with heart disease and strokes in east London.