PEDS01: Using data to improve health: are the public engaged


This project brings together researchers at the University of Cambridge, HealthWatch organisations and Public Health England (PHE) to explore how local communities are involved in the drive to establish linked health and care records. It aims to develop shared meaning and guide engagement with the use of health and care data for research – essential building blocks for a vibrant and inclusive infrastructure for applied health and care research.

Project activity

The project will involve focus group discussions across all PiF areas as well as one on one phone interviews.

Who is involved?

PI Dr Louise Lafortune 

Researchers and institutions

Dr Louise Lafortune, University of Cambridge

Dr Anna Moore, University of Cambridge

Dr John Day, HealthWatch Essex

Mr Andy Yacoub, HealthWatch Suffolk

Mr Alex Stewart, HealthWatch Norfolk

Ms Sandie Smith, HealthWatch Cambridgeshire, HealthWatch Peterborough

Dr Sian Evans, Public Health England

Professor Carol  Brayne (Advisor) University of Cambridge

Professor Peter Jones ((Advisor) University of Cambridge


Dr Louise Lafortune, University of Cambridge,