Discovery East London

The Discovery East London programme is working to establish, deliver and ultimately manage a secure data service with linked combined identifiable data from all systems supporting direct health care in east London.

Discovery East London is a partnership programme involving GP practices, acute/mental health trusts and the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) from across the inner north east London boroughs of City & Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets & Waltham Forest, the Clinical Effectiveness Group at Queen Mary University London and the Endeavour Health Charitable Trust.  The programme will establish, deliver and manage a secure data service with linked combined identifiable data from all systems supporting direct health care in east London.

Objectives of the programme:

The Discovery East London linked dataset is designed:

  1. To predict, anticipate or inform individual health needs in real time (or as near as possible) and to deliver the insight gained directly into the patient’s record across the whole of their pathway, whether in primary or secondary care or elsewhere, creating the opportunity to improve or prevent adverse outcomes.
  2. To expand the existing primary care informatics-driven population health programme in east London to all health and care sectors.
  3. To enable the real time reporting on programmes by providers and commissioners supporting clinical improvement and new payment mechanisms.
  4. To use data by third parties (commissioners, public health, and academics) to support research, development and planning. East London would thus become a research-enabled community.

Progress to date

Current programme progress is laid out in the Discovery East London logic model, available here.

You can view the Interim Position Statement here.

Programme leadership

Luke Readman, Chief Information Officer, East London Health & Care Partnership

Contact

Jo Fulton, Programme Lead for Informatics (jo.fulton@uclpartners.com)