Variation in patient pathways and hospital admissions for exacerbations of COPD: linking the National COPD Audit with CPRD data

This project is investigating how variations in clinical care and patient pathways affect hospital admissions for exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) across England.

Antimicrobials in hospital – a development of advanced ePrescribing analytics

This project will develop novel analytics to visualise and increase understanding of antimicrobial prescribing and support antimicrobial stewardship initiatives.

Advanced Analytics Development Programme: Creating analytical networks

This project will bring together analysts, managers and clinicians across a whole health economy to build a sustainable, self-supporting network of analytical capacity. 

Linking health and local government data at household level to understand social determinants of health

This project will create an innovative, household-level linked dataset between NHS and local government in order to improve the use of information in the health care system and local government in Islington to assess patterns in the social determinants of health.

Modelling elective pathways across the Devon health economy to better inform strategic STP decision-making

This project will use innovative statistical techniques to develop high-level models of the elective care system to predict and inform the impact of proposed changes on patient flow, outcomes and cost.

Making sense of a sea of data: the Royal Derby Hospital bioinformatics training programme

This project will deliver a tailored research design and statistical training programme to train staff within the Royal Derby Hospital to increase their ability to analyse electronic data.

Pathways to cancer diagnosis: Monitoring variation in the patient journey across Northern Ireland

This project aims to improve understanding of the variation in routes-to-diagnosis (for example screen-detected, GP referral, emergency presentation) of cancer in Northern Ireland, in order to increase earlier diagnoses and treatment effectiveness. 

Insight 2014: The repurposing of clinical data for quality improvement in critical care

East of England
This project led by the University of Cambridge, focusing on five critical care units in England and aims to explore how data routinely captured in clinical information systems (CIS) can be repurposed to support care quality improvement initiatives.

Paul Smeeton, GenerationQ fellow

Paul joined the NHS in 1986 working in Information Services. In 2003, he won an IM&T leadership award for his work at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. He has always contributed to the wider development of the organisations he has worked in, beyond his specialist role of informatics. In...