Digital & Health Informatics

Working with all stakeholders, and including Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, We are developing a strategy to create a trustworthy approach to health data use. A joined-up approach is vital to improving human health and the delivery of health care services.


The programme brings together expertise, facilities and technology to make complicated health data easier to use and to provide value for money and effectiveness in services. Projects are aimed at advancing medical knowledge and improving services for individual patients and families. This includes support for the LHP priority areas.

Currently, the Informatics and Digital Programme is working with Liverpool City Region Combined Authority on developing the Liverpool City Region Civic Data Trust, to help understand the key determinants of health in the region. This extends to using early intervention and preventative approaches before disease develops. It is also important to understand and address the wider problems relating to inequalities in healthcare provision.

The programme is also working in partnership with the Commissioning Support Unit (CSU) and North England Commissioning Service (NECS)

Our partners strictly adhere to the ethical principles for informatics projects defined by the Medical Research Council. These principles reflect governed data access processes in the NHSA and its constituent Academic Health Science Networks.

The programme is led from within LHP by Professor Tony Marson, Director of Research Programmes and Professor Iain Buchan, Programme Director for Digital Strategy and Partnerships. Dr. Ed Conley is the Informatics Programme Manager.

Our strategy depends on


  1. Building a vibrant and effective network.

  2. Working with the public.

  3. Establishing and rolling out a model for consent.

  4. Creating a secure facility for data analysis.

  5. Identifying the resources required.


If you would like to read more about the strategy, please download the PDF below:

Health Informatics Research Strategy

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