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Discover-NOW, led by Imperial College Health Partners, is the Health Data Research Hub for Real World Evidence. Discover-NOW brings together NHS organisations, globally recognised academic, industry, technology, research and charity partners as well as patients and the public and aims to revolutionise the way health data is used responsibly for research into treating and preventing disease.
The Discover-NOW Hub provides a gateway to one of the largest deidentified linked health and care datasets in Europe (2.5 million people), Discover-NOW can connect you to a Real World Evidence validation ecosystem through a Trusted Research Environment which has been co-designed with citizens.
The Discover data is the NWL de-identified dataset – linked coded primary care, secondary, acute, mental health, community health and social care record for patients who live and are registered with a GP in North West London, with new data feeds frequently being acquired.
Discover-NOW supports clinicians, researchers and scientists to:
- Recruit patients to studies
- Develop new treatments
- Manage and prevent health conditions
- Test and evaluate innovations
The Hub also offers leading regulation ready and GDPR compliant tools, technologies and expertise to support Real World Evidence health research and improvements. These include a high-performance analytics environment, methods including machine learning, a feasibility and research recruitment tool, as well as a consent to contact register of more than 6,000 people.