Local Digital Health Research and Development Group

Bristol Health Partners convenes a Local Digital Health Research and Development Group, bringing together academics, NHS organisations and local authorities in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG).

The group aims to:

  • Create an inventory of health-related data sources in the region
  • Explore and improve how local data is used for research and service planning to meet the needs of patients and the local health and care system
  • Support academic and student informatics placements in the NHS and local authorities
  • Share knowledge about research priorities and activities in digital health and informatics
  • Support public communications and engagement around digital health and informatics

By connecting researchers, information governance experts, developers and members of the public with the priorities of our health and care system, this group hopes to improve health outcomes of local people.

Who’s involved?

The group includes:

  • Helena Ashton, Information Governance Lead, Connecting Care Partnership
  • Professor Ian Craddock, Director of SPHERE and Professor in Data Driven Health, University of Bristol
  • Nina Cross, Chief Digital Transformation Officer, West of England Academic Health Science Network
  • Emma Gara, Head of Performance and Information, Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group
  • James Gay, Information Management Advisor, Bristol City Council
  • Steve Gray, Clinical Systems Programme Director, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
  • Martin Gregg, Public Representative, Bristol Health Partners
  • Martin Howitt, Senior Information Systems and Technology Architect, Bristol City Council
  • Colin Innes, Chief Information Officer, Bristol Community Health
  • John Kellas, Freelance Community and Innovation Engagement Consultant
  • Lisa King, Programme Manager, Bristol Health Partners
  • Professor Richard McClatchey, Research Centre Director, Computer Sciences and Creative Technologies, University of the West of England
  • Professor John Macleod, Professor in Clinical Epidemiology and Primary Care, University of Bristol
  • Dr Kamran Munir, Senior Lecturer – Information Science and Big Data, University of the West of England
  • Joss Palmer, Programme Manager, Connecting Care Partnership
  • Professor Jane Powell, Chair of Health Economics and Leader of UWE Public Health and Wellbeing Research Group, University of the West of England
  • Dr Theresa Redaniel, Research Fellow in Health Services Research & Epidemiology, CLAHRC West
  • David Relph, Director, Bristol Health Partners (chair)
  • Nick Smith, Strategic Intelligence and Joint Strategic Needs Assessment Manager, Bristol City Council
  • Angela Stagg, Public Representative, Bristol Health Partners
  • Professor Jeremy Tavare, Director, Elizabeth Blackwell Research Institute, University of Bristol
  • David Thompson, IM&T Project Management Lead, South West Academic Health Science Network
  • Professor Kate Tilling, Professor of Medical Statistics, University of Bristol

Membership of the group will widen as we engage with Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire health and social care partners.

If you are interested in finding out more please email Oliver Watson on oliver.watson@bristol.ac.uk.

Local Digital Health Research and Development Group

Bristol Health Partners convenes a Local Digital Health Research and Development Group, bringing together academics, NHS organisations and local authorities in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG).

The group aims to:

  • Create an inventory of health-related data sources in the region
  • Explore and improve how local data is used for research and service planning to meet the needs of patients and the local health and care system
  • Support academic and student informatics placements in the NHS and local authorities
  • Share knowledge about research priorities and activities in digital health and informatics
  • Support public communications and engagement around digital health and informatics

By connecting researchers, information governance experts, developers and members of the public with the priorities of our health and care system, this group hopes to improve health outcomes of local people.

Who’s involved?

The group includes:

  • Helena Ashton, Information Governance Lead, Connecting Care Partnership
  • Professor Ian Craddock, Director of SPHERE and Professor in Data Driven Health, University of Bristol
  • Nina Cross, Chief Digital Transformation Officer, West of England Academic Health Science Network
  • Emma Gara, Head of Performance and Information, Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group
  • James Gay, Information Management Advisor, Bristol City Council
  • Steve Gray, Clinical Systems Programme Director, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
  • Martin Gregg, Public Representative, Bristol Health Partners
  • Martin Howitt, Senior Information Systems and Technology Architect, Bristol City Council
  • Colin Innes, Chief Information Officer, Bristol Community Health
  • John Kellas, Freelance Community and Innovation Engagement Consultant
  • Lisa King, Programme Manager, Bristol Health Partners
  • Professor Richard McClatchey, Research Centre Director, Computer Sciences and Creative Technologies, University of the West of England
  • Professor John Macleod, Professor in Clinical Epidemiology and Primary Care, University of Bristol
  • Dr Kamran Munir, Senior Lecturer – Information Science and Big Data, University of the West of England
  • Joss Palmer, Programme Manager, Connecting Care Partnership
  • Professor Jane Powell, Chair of Health Economics and Leader of UWE Public Health and Wellbeing Research Group, University of the West of England
  • Dr Theresa Redaniel, Research Fellow in Health Services Research & Epidemiology, CLAHRC West
  • David Relph, Director, Bristol Health Partners (chair)
  • Nick Smith, Strategic Intelligence and Joint Strategic Needs Assessment Manager, Bristol City Council
  • Angela Stagg, Public Representative, Bristol Health Partners
  • Professor Jeremy Tavare, Director, Elizabeth Blackwell Research Institute, University of Bristol
  • David Thompson, IM&T Project Management Lead, South West Academic Health Science Network
  • Professor Kate Tilling, Professor of Medical Statistics, University of Bristol

Membership of the group will widen as we engage with Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire health and social care partners.

If you are interested in finding out more please email Oliver Watson on oliver.watson@bristol.ac.uk.

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