08-11-2021 The Astrodem study uses techniques developed for studying galaxies to analyse GP data, looking for the early warning signs of dementia. It is hoped that this innovative approach will lead to better tools to help GPs diagnose dementia earlier and offer better support to their patients. Why is this work needed? Diagnosing dementia as soon as possible allows a person to maximise their quality of life, benefit from treatments and plan for th... Read more
08-11-2021 Around 2 in every 1,000 children in the UK have severe vision impairment in both eyes. Studies on national data showed for the first time that risk... Read more
08-11-2021 The STarT Back screening tool uses patient data to help doctors work out the chances of someone with back pain going on to develop a long term disa... Read more
Whenever we go to a GP, a hospital or a pharmacy, they collect data about us, our health and our lifestyle. This data is used by our healthcare professionals to ensure we receive the best clinical care, but did you know that it could also be reused for other purposes to improve health, care and services through research and planning?
The campaign gives citizens the opportunity to be informed and share ideas about the reuse of health data