Recent Primary Care Informatics News...
Gestational Diabetes Research in the Press
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 after birth, leaving them at increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
This study shows the power of using electronic records to identify gaps in quality, especially in primary care. These same records could be used to create recalls and reminders to close this quality gap and make sure that women receive the care they need.
News coverage links below:
The GP Academic Clinical Fellowship postMeena , 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 last year.
Patient Online: the Road Map
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 for a PDF summary:
Surrey Academic Foundation Doctors present at National Conferences
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 had gestation diabetes. He was also able to give an oral presentation on the relationship between serum phosphate and adverse outcomes in people with chronic renal impairment at the National Foundation Doctors Presentation Day on the 18th January 2013 hosted by the Severn Foundation School in Bristol.
Meena Rafiq and Andrew McGovern academic foundation doctors presented research developed as part of their academic foundation attachment with the Clinical Informatics Group at University of Surrey. They presented research based on data collected for the Quality Improvement in Chronic Kidney Disease Trial (QICKD).
Surrey Academic Foundation Doctors present at National Conferences
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 Disease Trial (QICKD).
Meena Rafiq had an abstract accepted for oral presentation at the National Foundation Doctors Presentation Day in Bristol on prediction of falls in the elderly – a large community based cohort study, which is the largest study its kind in this field. The results will be compiled to construct a falls-risk model for use in a general practice setting.
Simon de Lusignan – Presented at 10 Congresso Brasileiro de Sade Coletiva
Simon de Lusignan – Presented at 10 Congresso Brasileiro de Sade Coletiva
Simon shared a platform with the Coordinator General from the Brazilian Ministry of Health – Dr Paulo Sellara – Our colleagues in Brazil are keen to learn from the English (NHS) National Programme for IT.
The invitation to give this presentation came from: Prof Alvaro Escrivao Junior - Alvaro is based at the Sao Paulo business school: Escola de Administraçao de Empresas de Sao Paulo – Fundaçao Getulio Vargas www.fgv.br
FGV are in an established collaboration with USP Medical School. See:
We are looking to develop a research collaboration in two areas:
1. National IT systems to support health care
2. Quality and safety, and cost effectiveness in population based health systems.
Potentially through: University or the Global Partnership http://www.ugpn.org/
Simon’s presentation can be downloaded from the following link: Brazil Presentation
Prof. Simon Jones-Monocle Interview
Professor Simon Jones from the Clinical Informatics Research Group at the University of Surrey was quoted in Monocle Magazine talking about problems of low weekend staffing in hospitals. Monocle is an internationally renowned magazine with circulation of 150 thousand readers.
For more information follow the following link: http://www.monocle.com/sections/culture/Magazine-Articles/Whats-up-doc/
Presenting at the RCGP 2012
Ibrahim Jubber, medical student from St. George’s –University of London, is on attachment with the Clinical Informatics Research group at University of Surrey. Ibrahim presented the poster: “Does Audit-based education improve management of people with a family history of breast cancer in primary care? An exploratory study,” at the RCGP Annual Primary Care Conference 2012 in Glasgow.
Our project was well received and encouraged much discussion. I was commonly asked how we were going to ensure that more practices participate in this exercise in the future. I look forward to presenting the results of our second audit cycle as well as developing an online self-audit toolkit with easy to use instructions for widespread use.
Guest attendance at SISS 2013Ruth Agbakoba, PhD Student
A Qualitative Evaluation of Telehealth at Scale in Scotland
Member of British Computer Society
Member of Royal Society of Medicine
Ruth was among the first cohort of students to embark on the newly established BSc. Biomedical Informatics course at St Georges Medical School, University of London. In 2009 she graduated with a first class honours and proceeded on to postgraduate education at City University, London where she graduated with an MSc. in Health Informatics. Ruth's work experience includes clinical coding, information technology consultancy, dynamic solution delivery and performance analysis. Ruth worked alongside General Practitioners as a Clinical Coder and Medical Records Administrator for AT Medics (Streatham High Practice). Ruth went on to successfully secure an internship at Cerner Corporation as a Solution Delivery Consultant. Cerner Corporation is a global American Healthcare Information Technology Company which has 30+ years experience working to improve healthcare delivery in making it safer and more efficient. Ruth worked within the National Programme for IT (NPfIT) and her clients included NHS St Mary's Paddingtion and NHS Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead Heath. Upon graduating from City University, London in 2010, Ruth began working as an Information Analyst for NHS South East London Cluster. This organisation is a partnership of Primary Care Trusts in Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark and Bexley which is responsible for commissioning high quality services for patients across South East London. Ruth worked as part of the Data Warehouse, Performance & Information Team and liaised with four main hospital providers namely Guys' and St Thomas Hospital, Kings College Hospital, University Hospital Lewisham and South London Healthcare Trust. In these capacities Ruth has continually been able to successfully apply her theoretical knowledge of informatics into the working world.
In October 2012, Ruth was awarded a studentship and was admitted as a PhD Student to the Institute of Health and Wellbeing, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, Department of General Practice and Primary Care at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. Ruth will be working as part of the evaluation team on the DALLAS Project (Delivering Assisted Living Lifestyles at Scale) which aims to demonstrate how innovative technologies can be used for preventative care and enable independent living.
Awards and Honours:
In 2009, Ruth graduated top of her cohort and received the Principal Award from St Georges Medical School, University of London. In 2010, Ruth received an Informatics Scholarship Award from the School of Informatics, City University, London. Ruth's studentship is being fully funded by the Medical Research Council (2012).
Papers and Conferences:
Ruth submitted a successful essay and poster presentation to the British Computer Society HC2007 Conference Committee and was selected to become a Bursary Holder. Ruth's Poster was entitled: Challenging Boundaries: Integrating Health and Social Telecare.
30th June - 6th July 2013 Surrey Informatics Summer School - Enrol Now!!
Inequalities in who gets their operation cancelled
Research by Simon Jones (from University of Surrey's Clinical Informatics and Health Outcomes Research Group ) and Graham Cookson (Kings College, London) has been picked up by Mail on Sunday. This research found that patients from poorer backgrounds and ethic minorities where more likely to have their operation cancelled than other sectors of the population.
Professor Jones recently joined Prof Simon de Lusignan in the Clinical Informatics and Health Outcomes Research Group in the Department of Health Care Management and Policy. Prof Jones expertise with hospital data extends the expertise of the group. His hospital data expertise is complimentary to its previous focus on primary care and mental health data. The group has the capability to conduct research across the increasingly integrated health space. Researchers looking to gain expertise in this domain should consider our summer school -http://clininf.eu/siss2013
Graham Cookson Simon Jones Bryan McIntosh CANCELLED PROCEDURES: INEQUALITY, INEQUITY AND THE NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE REFORMS Health Economics
DOI: 10.1002/hec.2860 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/hec.2860/abstract
Mail Online reference:
PCRN-SE Clinical Lead
Professor Simon de Lusignan will be acting clinical lead of PCRN-SE while Professor Helen Smith, current lead, will be undertaking sabbatical leave from October to December 2012.
Research Fellow Vacancy
University of Surrey, Clinical Informatics Research Group is looking for a Research Fellow.
The Research Fellow is expected to:
- Work with the team to improve our technical processes and our database environment.
- Manage the migration, with colleagues to a new server environment.
- Contribute to the design of research projects and drafting of research proposals
- Collect computer, audio and video data using appropriate tools and data extraction software
- Lead role in data processing and data analysis using appropriate analytical packages
- Contribute to the writing up of results, and preparing the project report and papers for submission to academic journals.
- Support research activities for undergraduate and post-graduate courses in the faculty as appropriate
You should have a masters degree in computing, mathematics or other relevant discipline to advanced database work or a relevant technical qualification
A PhD or other doctoral degree is desirable but not essential for the post.
The key skill required are experience and interest in processing large complex datasets heal in an SQL database.
This post would suit an SQL developer, or someone with database and data mining skills who wanted to work in an SQL environment. Experience with health data would be preferred but is not essential; database skills are paramount.
GPs' role in safeguarding children has been published
GPs' role in safeguarding children has been published by BMJ (July 2012).
Please click here to access the PDF version.
Research using Health Data
Presentation to visitors from University of Sao Paula (USP)
The collaborative intensive research programme between the University of Surrey and the two Schools of Nursing, University of Sao Paulo from 2nd to 13th July 2012. We would strongly welcome the chance to collaborate with Brazilian colleagues and will be exploring this through Dr. Khim Horton, who was one of the co-organisers of this visit.
Please click here to access the mentioned presentation.
SISS 2012 - KEYNOTE LECTURE
Clininf joins the debate
Clinical Informatics researchers Imran Rafi and Simon de Lusignan join the debate about the role of GPs in safeguarding children
To visit our webpage mentioned in the paper please click here.
To read another related article please click below:
FP7 Call April 2012 launch at the Health Research Open Information Day, Brussels
The European Commission (Research & Innovation DG - Directorate Health) is organizing an Open Information Day on FP7 Health research. The event aims to highlight the novelties in the planning of the 2013 Work Programme due to be published in July 2012.
- Download the Information Day presentations
All slides shown during the event are now available online:
- Watch the Information Day video recordings
Video recordings of all sessions are also available:
Dr Aumran Tahir on Integrated Care BMJ feature
Dr Aumran Tahir - Clinical Research Fellow Deparment of Healthcare Management & Policy University of Surrey, contributes to the BMJ article "Integrated care: a story of hard won success".
The article, written my freelance journalist Richard Vize, describes a large scale pilot of integrated care services which shows early signs of success for patients and staff. Dr Tahir explains why this is often despite NHS processes, not because of them.
You can read the full article here: http://www.bmj.com/content/344/bmj.e3529.full
Dr Aumran Tahir: Integrated care in North West London
Dr Aumran Tahir - Clinical Research Fellow Deparment of Healthcare Management & Policy University of Surrey, presents the business case for the North West London Integrated Care Pilot, including evidence of impact, cost implications and the improvements and outcomes for patients. What do Andrew Lansley CBE, Secretary of State for Health, and Chris Ham, Chief Executive at The King's Fund, think of his pitch?
Surrey Informatics Summer School 2012
Clininf announces SISS 2012 - 7 February 2012
Surrey Informatics Summer School
Today, Clininf and the University of Surrey announce SISS 2012 - How to use routine health data for quality improvement and research.
You can find more information about SISS and SISS-2012 on the SISS page under Projects.
University of Surrey PhD Conference
Two of our PhD students present posters at the University of Surrey Postgrad Research Conference - 31 January 2012
The Postgraduate Research Conference posters that we presented will soon be available in the Posters section of Clininf.
Researcher of the Year award
Dr Normal Poh of the Clinical Informatics Research Group is Researcher of the Year - 29 January 2012
CIRG (Clinial Informatics Research Group) is delighted to announce that this year's Researcher of the Year award goes to Dr Norman Poh, who is an affiliated member of CIRG, and a research fellow at the Centre for Vision, Speech, Signal Processing (CVSSP), Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, both at the University of Surrey.
Pushpa Kumarapeli has been awarded his PhD
Pushpa Kumarapeli has been awarded his PhD - 24 January 2012
Pushpa Kumarapeli has been awarded his PhD, for his work on the consultation and development of the ALFA toolkit. You can find more information on ALFA, here.
Practice Manager Mentorship
Happy New Year, and Practice Manager Mentorship announcement - 2 January 2012
Clininf wishes you a prosperous, healthy 2012.
A new set of 'Practice Manager Mentorship' Web pages can be accessed through our new link: http://www.clininf.eu/practicemanagement
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