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Data at Scale Improvement Projects webinar

Strong interest in leading Data at Scale Improvement Projects

4 November 2022

There is strong interest from NHS organisations, academia and the healthcare industry in leading new Improvement Projects that will bring together data from across the Capital to improve the health and care of Londoners.

Around 50 people attended this week’s webinar about the application process and how the Improvement Projects will operate. The webinar is available to view below.

Last month the London Health Data Strategy (LHDS) programme announced that it will support up to ten new Improvement Projects in healthcare outcome improvement, planning, clinical research and product research and development.

The successful projects will use pan-London data to drive forward real improvements in health and care across the Capital.

Applications are invited from NHS organisations, academia and the healthcare industry. Funding will be available for the NHS led projects.

There is still plenty of time to consider applying – NHS led applications for grant funded projects must be submitted by the end of November and all other projects can continue applying into 2023.

James Friend, Director of Digital Strategy NHS London Region, said:

“We are delighted by the strong interest in the Data at Scale Improvement Projects programme.  This week’s webinar was really well attended and was a great opportunity to answer questions about this exciting initiative. There was a real sense of enthusiasm from those who attended about the potential for these new projects to drive forward real improvements in health and care in the Capital, making the right thing to do for the patient be the easiest thing to be done by the clinician.”

The programme will help these new Improvement Projects to learn from the experience of four Pathfinder Projects who are joining up and using data in the key areas of cancer pathways, asthma, high blood pressure and pre-school immunisation.

All these projects will shape the policies, infrastructure, governance, data strategies and public engagement of the LHDS programme as it develops a secure pan-London data platform to support improvements in health and care across the Capital.

This opportunity follows major public engagement events held with Londoners who were supportive of using joined up data to support individual care, proactive care, planning and research.

You can view the webinar below.

  • You can view the presentation slides from the webinar here
  • Read more information about the Improvement Projects here
  • Detailed guidance on how to apply can be found here
  • Find the application form here
  • Read the public recommendations from the latest deliberative event here
  • Read more about the LHDS programme here
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