Analytics and data

Analytics and data can allow us to understand how health and the quality of care is changing, and where it might be improved


Our in-house Data Analytics team and the Improvement Analytics Unit (our partnership with NHS Improvement) use robust quantitative analysis and statistical methods. They look at the quality of health care across the UK, from local projects and nationwide trends.

Our recent work and content on this topic is listed below.

Working paper
October 2019

This paper explores health care use by the top 5% of users of primary and secondary care services by cost.

14 October 2019

The decisions we make about technology today will have implications for the entire social care system, says Lydia Nicholas, from tech think tank Doteveryone.

4 October 2019

The NHS’s new AI lab needs to focus on the needs of patients and the health system, argue Adam Steventon, Sarah Deeny, Josh Keith and Arne Wolters.

30 August 2019

If developed wisely, risk prediction tools could help clinicians provide earlier diagnosis and better care. But could using AI also inadvertently make health inequalities worse?

Press release
8 August 2019

OnlyWan response to government announcement of new investment in technology and AI.

4 August 2019

Jennifer Dixon asks how the NHS Long Term plan can support efforts to reduce emergency admissions from care homes.

Journal article
2 August 2019

Journal article published in the BMJ.

31 July 2019

This programme aims to improve analytical capability in support of health and care services.

Improvement project

This project will involve developing a user-friendly, web-based simulation tool that combines epidemiological data with local care pathway information to model the effect of system changes.

Improvement project

This project will involve developing a framework that allows data linkage between routinely collected endoscopy and pathology reports for individual endoscopists, with suggestions for improvement in e...

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