Winner of the 2009 Dr Foster prize

CHIME is home to the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Community Genetics at UCL. 

UCL, through CHIME, is a Partner in the European Connected Health Alliance.

Symposium on Using Information in Management Decision-Making

Tue, 16 Aug 2011 14:12:43 +0000

On the 15th September UCL is hosting a symposium to explore how healthcare managers can make better use of information. We have confirmed presentations from Professor Sir Brian Jarman, Professor Terry Young, Dr James Mountford and other high profile thinkers and leaders from industry and the NHS as well as leading academics in informatics and […]


New paper published: Does the inclusion of ‘professional development’ teaching improve medical students’ communication skills?

Mon, 27 Jun 2011 15:42:04 +0000

MB BS courses have changed considerably in recent years. There has been a greater focus on professional development, cross-cutting skills beyond the traditional curriculum. It has yet to be established what is the best way of teaching the likes of communication skills. That is the background to a recent paper by Katherine Joekes, Lorraine Noble […]


CHIME in the news

Thu, 10 Mar 2011 17:34:19 +0000

Carl and Jeremy’s paper on open source approaches in health was covered by TechEye and some other blogs. Our BMJ paper on the ethnic attainment gap in academic performance in medicine attracted a certain amount of coverage, with the story being covered by the Press Association and GP. And a talk of mine on the […]


Another big government computer programme, another damning report

Tue, 01 Feb 2011 13:17:24 +0000

The Commons Public Accounts Committee released today a damning report of HM Revenue and Customs’ new National Insurance and PAYE Service (NPS) system. It describes huge backlogs and budget over-runs. The story is all too familiar, as Margaret Hodge, Chair of the Committee, acknowledged. Implementation proves slower than expected, problems with data quality… all of […]


Recent and forthcoming CHIME publications

Mon, 10 Jan 2011 14:39:37 +0000

To welcome in 2011, here’s a brief overview of some recent or forthcoming publications by CHIME staff. Taylor P, Potts H, Wilkinson L, Given-Wilson R (2010). Impact of CAD with full field digital mammography on workflow and cost. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 6136, 1-8. Taylor P (2010). Modeling the impact of CAD on the […]


UCL Centre for Health Informatics & Multiprofessional Education (CHIME)

CHIME was established in 1995, as a joint initiative of UCL and the Whittington Hospital NHS Trust (now Whittington Health). It undertakes research and delivers undergraduate and postgraduate education in information and quality management, to support clinical practice and to benefit communities - both patients and health care professionals - locally, nationally and globally.

On August 1st 2014, CHIME became one of the three founding research departments of the UCL Institute of Health Informatics.

CHIME offers flexible taught and research graduate study programmes. Our graduates are well regarded by employers, industry and academia.

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Patient Safety, Law Policy and Practice

Patient Safety, Law Policy and Practice

Pippa Bark’s book, co-edited with John Tingle, a lawyer from Nottingham, has just been published by Routledge. Patient safety is an issue which in recent years has grown to prominence in a number of countries’ political and health service agendas and the World Health Organisation has launched the World Alliance for Patient Safety. More...

Publication: How to increase earthquake and home fire preparedness: the "fix-it" intervention

Sep 02, 2016 15:08PM

Preparing for the threat of an earthquake and preparing for the threat of a pandemic have some similarities. Interventions to increase preparedness are even more alike, a fact that led to Dr Henry Potts of the UCL Institute of Health Informatics becoming involved in a project on fire and earthquake preparedness.


Publication: Debate continues in relation to sample sizes for thematic analyses - ‘Shine bright like a diamond’? A reply to Braun and Clarke

Jul 13, 2016 12:13PM

Virginia Braun and Victoria Clarke, authors of a well-known textbook on qualitative research, recently  questioned the approach published in 2015 by  Dr Andy Fugard ( UCL Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology ) and Dr Henry Potts ( UCL Institute of Health Informatics ). Now published is Fugard and Potts’ reply to Braun and Clarke , which further explores the theory behind their method.


Publication: How effective are internet support groups for people with depression and anxiety?

May 17, 2016 15:38PM

Internet support groups covering health and well-being are popular: tens of millions of people or more use them around the world. Many focus on mental health problems, particularly depression and anxiety. However, it is not clear if such groups are helpful for everyone. As part of his PhD at UCL, Jeremy Dean conducted a randomised controlled trial online to investigate.


Publication: Predictors of influenza vaccine uptake during the 2009/10 influenza A H1N1v ('swine flu') pandemic: Results from five national surveys in the United Kingdom

Jan 15, 2016 17:28PM

Most people offered the swine flu vaccine in the UK refused it, as in other countries. The official uptake rate was just 34.5%. A new study by a group at King’s College London and UCL, including the Institute of Health Informatics’ Dr Henry Potts , investigated why.


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