QResearch® generates new knowledge to improve the nation’s health
QResearch® is a not-for-profit partnership between EMIS – the UK’s market-leading provider of software to GPs – and The University of Nottingham. Innovations from the partnership include QRISK®2, a formula approved by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) to identify people at risk of developing heart disease, which kills more than 110,000 in England each year.
"The founding aim of QResearch® was to generate new knowledge to improve patient care and the health of the nation", explains Dr Julia Hippisley-Cox, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and General Practice at Nottingham University and co-founder of QResearch®. "That is why I am delighted to offer this exciting opportunity to stimulate research innovation in primary care, where the vast bulk of NHS work is carried out every day. The winning team will have at their disposal a rich source of patient data and research support, and I would urge my colleagues in primary care to consider entering."
Sean Riddell, Chief Executive of EMIS, says: "Our partnership with Nottingham University for QResearch® is ten years old this year, and continues to be a vital element of EMIS’ innovative approach to healthcare. I cannot think of a better way than this to mark the anniversary.
"Since 2002, a growing number of EMIS users have volunteered data to assist QResearch® in its valuable work. Without them, we would not have the vital knowledge that has helped improve patient care and outcomes in a range of major disease areas, including coronary care, cancer and diabetes."