Joint Meeting with the Health Informatics (London/SE) Group

Kingston & Croydon Branch event

Thursday 18th May 2006 at 17.30 for 18.00pm. Ends 19.30

Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London.


  • Andy Capey
    Data & Security Manager at the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust
    Topic: "Lessons from the failure of a key system".

  • Dr Simon de Lusignan
    Head of Biomedical Informatics at St George's Medical School, London University
    Topic: "Using routinely collected general practice data for quality improvement and research: Opportunities and Challenges".

The abstract for Dr de Lusignan's talk is as follows:

Historically, routinely collected data has underpinned important research in general practice. Computerisation now makes large volumes of data readily available.

UK general practice is almost universally computerised, and is now in the second year of receiving quality payments based on the quality of care, as recorded on general practice computer systems.

Primary care informatics is an emerging scientific discipline concerned with the study of data, information and knowledge and how they can be harnessed to improve health and primary medical care.

This session will explore the opportunities and challenges of working with routinely collected data; and suggest an approach that may help ensure that the correct meaning is inferred from clinical data.

St George's is a member of the West Focus alliance of universities and is partnering Kingston University in the introduction of a new Biomedical Informatics degree.