Using hospital data to improve healthcare

Every time a person visits an NHS hospital, data are collected from them in order to inform their clinical care. Analysing these data from lots of people together could give new insights about diseases and treatments. This could feed back into the NHS to improve clinical care for people in the future, but often it doesn’t happen partly because ‘NHS care’ and ‘research’ are seen as different things that need to be managed separately. This video looks at the benefits and challenges of using routinely collected health data to improve clinical care, and asks how can we develop responsible and trustworthy systems to achieve this.