Nuffield Health partners with Leicester Real World Evidence Unit

Nuffield Health partners with Leicester Real World Evidence Unit

Nuffield Health has partnered with Leicester Real World Evidence Unit to leverage the latest data analytics to design future health and wellbeing service delivery.

The three-year project will bring together experts across health specialisms, employing computing and machine learning to leverage existing data and pioneer future health and wellbeing service delivery which improve patient outcomes.  

Leicester Real World Evidence Unit, funded by the University of Leicester, works with clinical, academic and industrial investigators to design and deliver high quality real world evidence studies.

Nuffield is one of the few health and wellbeing organisations that records medical and lifestyle data from clients. Through the use of anonymised data sets, the partnership will be able to track the impact of interventions and utilise advanced evaluation techniques to identify opportunities for new services on a macro scale.

The partnership aims to share insights and produce publicly available toolkits developed from research, to improve outcomes for individuals and establish service models in areas of treatment which are not currently meeting the needs of the population.

The partnership will also fund a research associate, a data architect and commission a number of academic papers for public consumption.

Head of clinical research & outcomes at Nuffield Health, Dr. Ben Kelly said: ‘The power of data is becoming more and more appreciated, not least across healthcare. We know that to design the best patient pathways we need to have a deep understanding of our previous, current and future services. We feel we can become a world leader in service development and delivery by leveraging the latest data knowledge and technology.’