Welcome to Clinical Informatics
Clininf is the website of the Research & Health Outcomes Group at the University of Surrey.
The Clinical Informatics Research Group has been involved in a wide range of projects over the last 15 years we are based at the University of Surrey. Our interests are how to measure quality and health outcomes from routine data, quality improvement and technology trials, and integrating the use of the computer into the clinical consultation.
As a group, we have over 150 full length peer review scientific research publications; we additionally have published over 100 other peer review journal articles, letters or editorials and in excess of this number of conference abstracts. We have direct links with an excellent group of international collaborators; and also links through the primary care informatics working groups of IMIA and EFMI (the International and European informatics organisations).
This website was created with ease of access to information in mind, a principle of ours to everything we do. Information about our team, out fields of research, the past, current and future activities as well as new and an extensive list of our publications most of which are from now on, accessible by you.
Please navigate through our website for information on the Clinical Informatics Group, our Enthusiastic Team of Principal Investigators, Researchers, Data Collectors, Analysts, IT Officers and our Management Team, visit our News section to read about recent activity, view and download information from the Publication list and should you have any questions, queries or collaboration ideas, use the Contact section and Email form to contact us directly. Finally, for the University of Surrey MSc in Health Care Management please use this link. In addition to our Master’s programme we welcome people looking to either complete academic (Doctor of Philosophy - PhD) or professional (Doctor of Business Administration - DBA) programmes. We have wide experience of helping students successfully complete their doctoral theses. We are keen to attract students from the UK and overseas passionate about how informatics might improve health care and its delivery. Those interested should initially make contact with the central administration to confirm their eligibility by following this link. Generally we like PhD students to have developed a proposal for their doctorate prior to starting.
Finally, the strategy for the Department of Health Care Management and Policy includes developing informatics. Please download our strategy, which sets out how we plan to develop informatics over the coming years.
We hope you will find the content of our website and the group's activities interesting and we will value any feedback.
Simon de Lusignan
Professor of Primary Care & Clinical Informatics
Presented at the AMIA 2013 CRI Summit
Clinical Informatics gestational diabetes research hits the press! Dr Andrew McGovern, Dr Lucilla Butler, Professor Simon Jones, Professor Simon de Lusignan. Following presentation at the annual diabetes UK conference our work on gestational diabetes has hit the press. Our work shows that only 13 per cent of women who have had gestational diabetes receive complete follow up a [ ... ]
Meena , who is an academic F2 at RSCH but on attachment supervised by Dr Simon Jones and Dr Simon de Lusignan has just been offered the General Practice GP Academic Clinical Fellowship post at UCL. The GP Academic Clinical Fellowship post is a very much sought after post with much competition. This is the second such award by UCL. Dr. Amber Appleton was awarded the same post la [ ... ]
The recently published RCGP document 'Patient Online: The Road Map'2 details the findings from the working groups, provides key messages and outlines some of the work that will be necessary to support practices and patients. There are a range of items that could be offered by GP practices to their patients by 2015. Full details are contained in the Road Map. Click on the link [ ... ]
Andrew McGovern presented a poster at the Oxford Foundation Symposium on Saturday 3rd November 2012 on the impact of anaemia and high serum phosphate on mortality in people with chronic kidney disease, and a second poster with Luci Butler (a foundation doctor and honorary research assistant with the group) on the quality of diabetes screening in primary care in women who have h [ ... ]
Meena Rafiq and Andrew McGovern are academic foundation doctors attached to the Clinical Informatics Group at the University of Surrey. They have both successfully completed research projects during their academic placements and have presented their research findings at National meetings. Their research is based on data collected for the Quality Improvement in Chronic Kidney [ ... ]