Discover-NOW is the Health Data Research Hub for Real World Evidence. It is a unique partnership, led by Imperial College Health Partners, bringing together NHS organisations, globally recognised academic, technology, industry and charity partners as well as patients and the public to revolutionise the way health information is used to treat and prevent disease in the future.
Discover-NOW Hub provides access to one of the largest depersonalised linked data sets in Europe – initially across a population of more than 2.3 million and scaling to nearly 9 million over time – in a safe, secure and trusted environment. The Discover-NOW Hub offers the health and research sector leading ‘regulation ready’ and GDPR compliant tools and technologies to support health research and improvement. These include a high- performance analytics environment along with methods and expertise, a feasibility and research recruitment tool as well as a consent to contact register of over 6,000 people.
As such the Discover-NOW Hub enables clinicians, researchers and scientists, supported by the people of North West London, to accelerate the development of new treatments, devices and apps to more effectively manage, and even prevent health conditions through research,
Working with data from the NHS in London and Manchester, with appropriate controls and consent, to support research to find new ways to diagnose and treat disease and make care for patients better and safer.