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Supporting organisations with Learning Health Systems

UCLPartners help organisations implement a learning health system approach to learn and act fast to drive improvement.

Learning Health Systems allow organisations to rapidly make decisions backed by data and evidence to improve how services are delivered and quickly monitor the impact and adjust the approach as necessary.

Working in partnership with the NIHR ARC North Thames and academic leaders, we support organisations and programmes to create learning health systems through providing academic expertise for understanding evidence to date, analysing data, evaluating change and impact, gathering qualitative insights from staff, patients and the public, and rapidly sharing learning in innovative ways.

Our approach

Our work has included:

What is a Learning Health System?

For patient, staff and wider NHS benefit, learning health systems are committed to learning fast and acting fast across all dimensions: clinical, operational, and staff wellbeing. Central to the approach is a culture and ethos that is committed to making well-informed decisions and monitoring the impact of those decisions, adjusting the approach as required.

A learning system is put in place to do five things: create a rich data stream, analyse and test insights, make decisions, rapidly implement those decisions, and close the loop by checking reliability and effectiveness of that implementation.