Improving the quality of health data

The UK has some of the most comprehensive data in the world about the illnesses we experience as patients. But all too often the data is not easy to find or to use in our research.

Using this data safely, securely and more effectively will help to develop better drugs, better treatments and better health and social care.

Our skilled and highly professional researchers are working together in Nottingham , across the region and nationally to ensure that our research is informed by the best quality data.

HDRUK Alliance

NUH was one of the first NHS hospitals to join the Alliance which was set up in February 2019 to accelerate progress in medicine and health. 

Established by Health Data Research UK with 10 founding members, the Alliance will help researchers to answer some of the most difficult questions and address the most important health challenges faced in the UK through better access to health data.



BREATHE is the new Health Data Research Hub for Respiratory Health, launched in September 2019. Nottingham researchers are part of a national team of experts in respiratory illnesses like asthma and COPD who will now work across the UK with patients, charities, universities, industry and the NHS to use improved data to find new ways to treat these conditions.

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