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Most analysis on how people use healthcare services is a ‘rear-view mirror sport’, meaning that analysis is performed after the event. We aim to change it to more of a ‘through-the-windscreen sport’ to demonstrate healthcare utilisation and how we can… Read more


There is strong evidence that infections with certain viruses making it more likely for someone to develop psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen more people seeking treatment for psychosis symptoms in… Read more


Epilepsy, a tendency to repeated seizures, is common, affecting 600,000 people in the UK of all ages.  People with epilepsy face significant physical health, mental health and social problems. Small studies have shown that people with epilepsy may have more… Read more


Severe mental illness (SMI), which includes schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression, affects about one in ten people. People with SMI die 10-20 years sooner than the general population, largely due to poorer physical health, in particular conditions that affect… Read more


Heart Failure (HF) continues to be a major global health-care problem. Despite some recent advances  in therapy it still has an unacceptably high mortality rate. It is estimated that, to date, more than 38 million people suffer from HF world-wide. Read more


Over the last 24 months, evidence has consistently reported that certain long-term diseases, such as diabetes,  are very common in people with COVID-19. Diabetes has also been linked with an increased risk of severity (i.e. worsened symptoms) and mortality (i.e. Read more


Diabetes is a condition affecting approximately 4 million people in the UK. People with diabetes have high levels of blood glucose, which if unmanaged, can lead to serious damage to the heart, feet, eyes and kidneys. Previous research has shown… Read more