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Institute of Population Health Sciences (IPHS)

Centre for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Data Science

The Centre for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Data Science is home to the Clinical Effectiveness Group (CEG)

Centre Lead: Professor Carol Dezateux


We use primary care data to improve population health, and we’ve done so for over 20 years. We collaborate with the NHS across north east London, but our work often has national and international significance. We build data-driven tools and support GPs and commissioners to use them to improve health — for example, by spotting people at risk of complications or increasing vaccine uptake. 

We also analyse big datasets to reveal insights and inequalities in population health. We publish our findings in academic research papers and practical guidance and empower local health teams to act on the evidence. In partnership with the NHS and other university research teams, our work informs national policy and improves local health services; building ‘learning health systems’ that turn data into knowledge, and knowledge into better practice and a healthier population.

Visit our website to find out more.