Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


Newham/UCLP partnership

An Improvement Science based collaboration working to improve the health and well-being of the Newham Community.

The team:

Neil HoustonGP Clinical Lead, Safety Improvement in Primary Care, Dollar Health Centre
Michael JonesNewham GP, NHS
Martin MarshallProfessor of Healthcare Improvement, UCL
Subir SenNewham GP, NHS
Amar ShahAssociate Medical Director & Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, East London NHS Foundation Trust
Niro SiriwardenaProfessor of Primary Care & Pre-Hospital Health Care, University of Lincoln
Mavis WenhamConsultancy Manager, ANKH Services

Project Summary:

The Newham/UCLP Partnership is a new collaboration involving the CCG, local government, health and care providers in Newham, voluntary sector organisations and researchers.   The partnership aims to bring together a wide range of expertise to improve the health and well-being of the Newham community and to help address some of the long-standing health problems faced by the community. The programme adopts a locally owned and population based approach, building on local assets and aligning research, systematic improvement methods, training and innovation in service delivery. It comprises a number of different initiatives, including the Developing General Practice work stream led by Martin Marshall, who is also a Newham GP

The work stream has three different components:

  • Building the capacity and capability of the clinical workforce in Newham to utilise the science of improvement to help them to do their work. This includes funding to support studentships to undertake research-based Masters degrees and training in Quality Improvement methods
  • The design and delivery of a Quality Improvement Collaborative across Newham practices, focusing on improving the management of people with complex health needs at high risk of unplanned admission to hospital
  • Undertaking pragmatic embedded evaluations of service improvement programmes utilising the Research-in-Residence model, including an evaluation of new models of general practice
Start dateNovember 2014
Planned end dateOctober 2016