Welcome to Clinical Informatics

 

The Clinical Informatics & Health Outcomes 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).


   

I am a senior clinical academic with research interests in quality improvement. My particular interests are how you integrate technology into clinical workflow, and measure quality and health outcome from routine health data. My professional background is as a general practitioner, with my masters and doctorate in medical informatics; though I largely see technology as a tool for quality improvement (QI), greater efficiency and for improved management of health systems. I am appointed as Professor of Primary Care and Clinical Informatics and Chair in Health Care Management at University of Surrey. I am also Head of the Department of Health Care Management and Policy, a department which is looking to grow and expand its student and research base.

I am also trained as an educator and have developed innovative new courses including the UK’s first full time undergraduate informatics degree; I also have a long experience of supervising undergraduate and post graduate students. I am keen to encourage ambitious managers to sign up for our successful Health Care Management MSc, and ambitious researchers to explore come and to their doctoral research in our department.  If you are interested in finding out more please consider coming on one of our short courses - for example the Surrey Informatics Summer School (SISS).

I have been a partner in my practice (Woodbridge Hill Surgery) for over twenty five years and have been active in the local health community. My practice has always been innovative and active in the local health community. We were first wave Fund holders (a scheme where practice took partial financial responsibility for patient care), I have been PEC (Professional Executive Committee) chair – chair of the senior medical committee in the local health community; my practice was one of six to form the countries first pilot ICO (Integrated Care Organisation), and previously vice-chair of the Practice Based Commissioning group.

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Prof Simon de Lusignan

Head of Group

Professor of Primary Care & Clinical Informatics

Head of Department of Health Care Management & Policy

   


  

Dr Jane Hendy is part of the Health Care Management and Policy Department. Jane is also a visiting fellow at Imperial College Business School, and works with the Health and Care Infrastructure Research and Innovation Centre (HaCIRIC) and the Department of Health’s Policy Innovation Research Unit (PIRU).  Jane previously held positions at University College London, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has a PhD from the University of Surrey. Jane has experience advising government on policy. She has advised the National Audit Office, and has strong links with the Department of Health; regularly giving advice on the national implementation of telecare. Jane has provided expert advice on innovation adoption for the Welsh Assembly, Scottish Government, the European Commission and industry.

Previous work includes conducting the first in-depth exploration of the billion pound NHS National Programme for Information Technology. This work, published in the British Medical Journal, was widely reported on in the media, and presented as written evidence to the House of Commons Health Select Committee. Jane’s work has also been reported in the Economist, Financial Times and the Lancet.

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Dr Jane Hendy

Senior Lecturer in Health Care Management & Policy

Head of PhD Programmes

 


 

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Dr Graham Cookson

Professor of Economic and Public Policy

Graham is Professor of Economic and Public Policy in the Department of Health Care Management and Policy. Prior to joining Surrey, he spent seven years in the Department of Management at King’s College London.

He read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Somerville College, Oxford and has a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Econometrics from Imperial College London, and a Pg.CAP from King’s College London. An applied econometrician by training, Professor Cookson’s interests lie primarily in the economic analysis of public services and public policy, especially within health care.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society where he is a Committee Member of the Official Statistics Section, and a member of the Royal Economic Society. He is an Expert Panel Member at the Ministry of Justice.

In 2013 he was awarded a £1 million Leverhulme Trust Research Leadership Award to study the measurement and determinants of productivity and performance of public sector organisations, especially within the health care sector. Of particular interest is the role of the workforce and its relationship with efficiency and effectiveness. In the past his work has been funded by ESRC, NIHR, DfID, Department for Health, The Law Society and the Metropolitan Police Federation.

  


  

 

Dr Filipa Ferreira is the Project Manager of the Clinical Informatics & Health Outcomes Research Group. She takes responsibility for maintaining a strategic view over the various projects and ensures that progress toward the delivery of the expected outcomes is managed and monitored; and ultimately ensures successful delivery. She has a background in Medical Engineering and Medical Physics, and has specialised in her PhD in Biomedical Imaging.

 

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Dr Filipa Ferreira

Project Manager

 

 

Latest News


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Local GP and Department Research Fellow contributes to a blog about challenges of research in primary care. We encourage local GPs to conduct research in the Department.  One of our Research Fellows – Dr Helen Carr – submitted the following blog to the Canadian Medical Association Journal about the challenges of getting GPs interested in research:   http:// [ ... ]



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Public Health England (PHE) Report describes how the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Research and Surveillance Centre (RSC) has contributed to our understanding of how the new childhood flu vaccines may be effective.   This report written by PHE describes the contribution from the RCGP RSC to understanding the effectiveness of Live Attenuated Intranasal inf [ ... ]



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Guildford Hypertension 2000 (GHT2000), a  randomised trial of exercise interventions to increase levels of physical and sporting activity has now recruited over 330 patients. Patients are still able to sign up until August 2014. Click here to download more details about recruitment. Project website: http://www.clininf.eu/projects/ght2000.html



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Presented at the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland international conference 2014. Please click on the image below to view the pdf version of this poster.



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Tom Milner, an academic F2 doctor, presented his work at the Association Of Breast Surgery Conference (19 – 20 May 2014) and was awarded the BJS oral presentation prize at this event. The presentation titled "Sentinel lymph node metastasis burden predicts risk of further axillary metastases following analysis using OSNA" can be downloaded here.



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April 2014: EFMI STC 2014: Ontologies to capture Adverse Events Following Immunisation (AEFI) from real world health data Date:    Friday 16th December 2011 Time: 10:00 am- 4:00 pm Venue:    Department of Health Care Management and Policy, University of Surrey Audience: Southern PCRN research coordinators This workshop comprised 3 sessions. Sessio [ ... ]


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