Using health data to improve clinical trials

  • Getting enough people for a clinical trial is critical, as there is a level below which a trial’s results are just not robust enough.

    These days a large portion of NHS records are electronic, so we are able to search the database for all patients that could benefit from a particular trial, and source participants from the entire population.

  • Clinical trials track the long-term health of participants by having consented access to participants’ NHS medical records. This allows for more efficient and longer-term follow-up processes.

    We want to provide a system that all clinical triallists can use to identify large numbers of the right trial participants. We also work on new approaches to analyse trial results.