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Edge Health at Six

March 1st, 2023. Go to post.

Last week, Edge Health turned six years-old!

We are proud to share with you the achievements that have allowed us to grow into a team of 23, complete over 200 projects and continue to add value to healthcare across multiple nations.

Edge Health at 6 Achievements



Best Consultancy Partnership with the NHS

March 24th, 2022. Go to post.

Kaleidoscope Health and Care, Edge Health and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough sustainability and transformation partnership (STP) won the category at the HSJ Partnership Awards for their work establishing digital diabetes care services.

 The HSJ Partnership Awards 2022 took place to celebrate and showcase those collaborations and partnerships driving transformation and improving patient outcomes across the NHS.

Following a rigorous judging process, Kaleidoscope and Edge Health were given the award in recognition of their innovative and collaborative partnership with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough sustainability and transformation partnership (STP).

 The award winning collaboration supported the delivery of a digital service to improve diabetes remission and care. Edge Health supported Kaleidoscope to work with staff and patients to identify the key areas where they could create real change. As a result of the work, three primary care networks improved their performance and more than 400 additional patients received care. The model has now been rolled out to a further four areas.

 The judges said:

 “The enthusiasm of all involved in the partnership was infectious and really apparent. There is potential for it to be scalable across other health systems and other long term conditions. Qualitative data for local populations gathered and captured helped understanding how to remove barriers for practices in terms of communication and supporting patients with appropriate digital mediums.”

 Dave West, Health Service Journal’s Deputy Editor congratulated the teams on their successful win:

 “This year’s entrants displayed a varied range of projects and partnerships, all working together to benefit the nation’s healthcare sector. The winners were chosen after considerable deliberation on many success factors, but primarily on the innovativeness and commitment to healthcare.”

 Clare Allcock who led the project at Kaleidoscope said:

 “A lot of what we do is about relationships and helping people work better as teams, organisations and systems. So it is particularly lovely to get this award working in collaboration with brilliant people at Edge and Cambridge and Peterborough. This was a really rewarding project but this award is the icing on a fantastic cake.”

For more information on the HSJ Partnership Awards visit: https://partnership.hsj.co.uk/

 



International travel restrictions during COVID – Reopening the skies 

February 2nd, 2022. Go to post.

Context 

Since Spring 2020, international air travel has been severely impacted by COVID-19 and associated restrictions. Restrictions that were introduced around the globe often involved multiple tests and quarantine requirements. Restriction regimes led to a substantial decline in travel often keeping families separated at difficult times. For those that did travel, the cost of travel testing has been substantial, often complex, and occasionally leading to significant disruption. 

A challenge for the aviation sector and governments across the globe has been to understand the rapidly evolving evidence base, and to inform life changing policy decisions.  

Our support

Since 2020, a collaboration between Edge Health’s health and data science team with Oxera’s aviation experts have provided independent support to the aviation sector to help develop a robust understanding of the evidence on international travel restrictions. In early 2022, our work on the limited value of restrictions and testing led to the removal of all restrictions in UK and is now directly influencing the removal of restrictions across the globe.  

History of our support

In late 2020, landmark work from Edge Health and Oxera led to the removal of the UK’s blanket 14 day quarantine restrictions for international travelers.
This quarantine restriction was replaced by a greater reliance on COVID testing – a trend seen across the globe in 2021. The policy towards testing evolved over 2021 with support from Edge Health and Oxera, which in general sought to clarify the diminishing value of multiple tests. 

It was not until early 2022 that the true extent of the limited value of international travel restrictions became clear in the aftermath of the Omicron wave of infections – a wave of infections totally unaffected by the extensive international travel restrictions in place at the point in time.
Since early 2022, Edge Health and Oxera have provided similar insight and support across Europe, and most recently for Japan in Asia. 

Further details of our work

Further information ​on our work can be found below. For additional information, please contact George ([email protected]) or Jennifer ([email protected]). 



Edge Health at Four – Our Impact

February 14th, 2021. Go to post.

As Edge Health turns four, we are proud to share some of our biggest achievements and most impactful work.

Edge Health At Four Achievements

In summary:

  • Edge Health was one of 20 organisations accepted onto DigitalHealth.London accelerator, recognised by FT as a leading healthcare consultancy (2020, and 2021), shortlisted for an HSJ award, ‘highly commended’ by the HTN, and shortlisted as a Digital Leader in 2020.
  • £3m saved at South Tees from reduced overtime through better theatre utilisation enabled by SpaceFinder – one of the first successful uses of AI used in the NHS and highlighted by CQC as “Outstanding Practice”
  • £294 million saved for the NHS in 2019 on the biological drug Adalimumab following Edge Health support for novel procurement mechanism
  • 3rd highest A&E performance following +700 bed reconfiguration enabled by bed modelling
  • +1,000 GIRFT reports from orthopaedics to neonatal intensive care delivered to front line clinicians across the whole NHS based on Edge Health analysis
  • 5-day test-to-release policy for air passengers introduced following far-reaching Edge Health analysis – over 40% more effective at reducing Covid-19 infections than the previous policy
  • First organisation to publicly quantify the possibly devastating impact of COVID-19 on the NHS
  • + 3,000 press mentions of Edge Health’s research work on COVID-19 and coverage on major national and international news networks
  • +100 General Practices supported with quality improvement and population health analytics – all visited in person
  • +£500 million of capital investment supported based on our clinical demand analysis and capacity modelling, including Moorfield’s new eye hospital and St George’s new ED
  • +12,000 procedures protected during the COVID-19 crisis for time-critical cancer patients
  • £[confidential] multi-million saving in private hospital dispute with an insurer based on Edge Health analysis of claims data
  • 212 reports prepared to give patients and clinical teams comparative data to support quality improvement of services for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Edge Health supported the first nationwide data collection on Hospital-Acquired Thrombosis
  • Supporting the roll-out of a national clinical improvement portal to over 1,000 surgeons
  • £30 million additional funding for a group of specialist hospitals
  • ISO90001, ISO27001, and CyberEssentials accreditations to help protect data

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Published 14th February 2021



Press coverage of Edge Health’s work on the impact of large events during Covid-19

May 25th, 2020. Go to post.

This is a short summary of international media covering our work on the impact of large events (mass gatherings) from Covid-19 during early and mid-March 2020. For any enquiries please contact George on 07980804956 or [email protected]

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UK

‘We were packed like sardines’: evidence grows of mass-event dangers early in pandemic

The Guardian (June 3, 2020); David Conn

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/03/we-were-packed-like-sardines-evidence-grows-of-mass-event-dangers-early-in-pandemic

22 days of dither and delay on coronavirus that cost thousands of British lives

The Times (May 23, 2020); Jonathan Calvert, George Arbuthnott, Jonathan Leake, Dipesh Gadher

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/three-weeks-of-dither-and-delay-on-coronavirus-that-cost-thousands-of-british-lives-05sjvwv7g

Liverpool’s clash against Atletico Madrid ‘led to 41 additional deaths’ as government failed to ban fans… while ‘Cheltenham Festival has also been linked to 37 coronavirus-related fatalities in data-modelling’

Daily Mail (May 24, 2020); Nathan Salt

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-8352021/Liverpools-clash-against-Atletico-Madrid-led-41-additional-deaths.html

Liverpool v Atletico match caused ‘increased suffering and death’

Liverpool Echo (May 26, 2020); Liam Thorpe

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/liverpool-v-atletico-match-caused-18310344

Spain

Un informe concluye que el Liverpool-Atlético provocó 41 muertes adicionales por coronavirus

El Confidencial

https://www.elconfidencial.com/mundo/2020-05-24/muertes-covid-liverpool-atleti-muertos_2608587/

Un informe concluye que el Liverpool-Atlético provocó 41 muertes adicionales por coronavirus

Marca

https://www.marca.com/futbol/atletico/2020/05/24/5eca7c2422601d77338b45d0.html

Germany

Champions League: 41 Corona-Tote wegen Spiel zwischen FC Liverpool und Atletico Madrid?

Spox

https://www.spox.com/de/sport/fussball/championsleague/2005/Artikel/studie-41-corona-tote-wegen-cl-spiel-zwischen-fc-liverpool-atletico-madrid.html

Coronavirus: 41 Todesfälle womöglich auf CL-Spiel zurückzuführen

FRundschau

https://www.fr.de/panorama/corona-grossbritannien-todesfaelle-wohl-cl-spiel-zurueckzufuehren-zr-13612009.html

Spanien ruft tagelange Staatstrauer aus

Tagesschau liveblog

https://www.tagesschau.de/newsticker/liveblog-coronavirus-dienstag-115.html

Italy

Coronavirus: da Albino-Codogno a Liverpool-Atletico Madrid, ecco come il calcio contribuì a diffondere il virus

Corriere Della Sera

https://www.corriere.it/sport/20_maggio_25/coronavirus-albino-codogno-liverpool-atletico-madrid-ecco-come-calcio-contribui-diffondere-virus-2f49fb5c-9e5e-11ea-aa6b-a30e3049a61e.shtml?refresh_ce-cp

Liverpool-Atletico Madrid sotto accusa: avrebbe provocato 41 morti

La Repubblica

https://www.repubblica.it/sport/calcio/esteri/2020/05/24/news/inghilterra_liverpool-atletico_madrid_sotto_accusa_avrebbe_provocato_41_morti-257533293/

Brazil

Liverpool x Atlético de Madrid causou 41 mortes adicionais por coronavírus, diz estudo

UOL Esporte

https://www.uol.com.br/esporte/futebol/ultimas-noticias/lancepress/2020/05/24/liverpool-x-atletico-de-madrid-causou-41-mortes-adicionais-por-coronavirus-diz-estudo.htm

France

Coronavirus : Édouard Philippe présentera jeudi la suite du déconfinement

La Voix du Nord

https://www.lavoixdunord.fr/756896/article/2020-05-25/coronavirus-restaurants-vacances-hopitaux-quelles-suites-pour-le-deconfinement

Poland

Ten mecz mógł przyczynić się do śmierci 41 osób

Eurosport, Szokujące dane z raportu.

https://eurosport.tvn24.pl/pilka-nozna,105/the-sunday-times-mecz-liverpool-atletico-madryt-mogl-przyczynic-sie-do-smierci-41-osob-z-powodu-koronawirusa,1017414.html

Portugal

Liverpool-Atl. Madrid levou a 41 mortes adicionais no Reino Unido. Times descreve “os 22 dias de atraso que custaram milhares de vidas”

Observador

https://observador.pt/2020/05/24/liverpool-atl-madrid-levou-a-41-mortes-adicionais-no-reino-unido-times-descreve-os-22-dias-de-atraso-que-custaram-milhares-de-vidas/

Romania

Liverpool-Atl. Madrid levou a 41 mortes adicionais no Reino Unido. Times descreve “os 22 dias de atraso que custaram milhares de vidas”

Eurosport

https://www.eurosport.ro/fotbal/champions-league/2019-2020/rezultate-edge-health-cati-oameni-au-murit-in-liverpool-de-covid19-din-cauza-partidei-cu-atletico_sto7757059/story.shtml



Press coverage of Edge Health’s work of the impact of Covid-19 on the NHS

March 19th, 2020. Go to post.

This is a short summary of the media coverage of our work on the impact of Covid-19 on the NHS. For any enquiries please contact George on 07980804956 or [email protected]

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1. Hospitals Could need 7.5 times the number of critical care beds to treat virus patients – The Telegraph (15/03/20), George Batchelor

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/hospitals-could-need-75-times-number-critical-care-beds-treat/

“In our modelling, which is based on a degree of uncertainty in a rapidly evolving situation, the growth of confirmed cases in the UK could peak at 3.7 million in May if left unchecked.”

2.How huge regional differences in intensive care bed numbers threaten coronavirus postcode lottery – The Telegraph (19/03/20), Paul Nuki

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/huge-regional-differences-intensive-care-bed-numbers-threaten/

“The modelling has been done by Edge Health, a leading provider of data analysis to many of the country’s 206 hospital trusts. It was the same company that calculated a 7.5 times shortage in critical care beds last week, prompting the health secretary to charge industry with urgently making more ventilators.”

3. Revealed: huge regional variation in NHS’ ability to meet coronavirus demand – HSJ (19/03/20), George Batchelor

https://www.hsj.co.uk/quality-and-performance/revealed-huge-regional-variation-in-nhs-ability-to-meet-coronavirus-demand/7027153.article

“New research from Edge Health shows that London is better prepared than other regions to cope with Covid-19, but all regions will face substantial pressures in coming weeks, writes George Batchelor”

4. BBC Today Programme (19/03/20 – 1:43:49)

“Analysis by Edge Health, which advises NHS Trusts in England suggests that the largest shortfall of hospital beds is in the Midlands. The research also reveals that the Southwest, which has the oldest population and the highest expected mortality rate has the fewest number of critical care beds per head in the population”

5. Hospitals outside London in danger of being overwhelmed in major coronavirus outbreak – The Telegraph (18/03/20), Bill Gardner, Paul Nuki

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/03/18/hospitals-outside-london-danger-overwhelmed-major-coronavirus/

“According to the new analysis, produced by Edge Health – which advises NHS trusts across England – London is better prepared than other regions to cope with coronavirus, although the capital will also face substantial pressures.”

6. Coronavirus in UK latest as ventilator shortfall revealed – Nottingham Post (19/03/20), Neil Shaw

https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/uk-world-news/coronavirus-uk-latest-ventilator-shortfall-3963479

“Analysis from Edge Health suggested the NHS will face substantial pressures on critical care beds as the outbreak continues.

According to their modelling, there will be a shortfall of 2,900 beds in the Midlands at “peak Covid-19 ventilator demand”, while the south west has the fewest critical care beds and will need a 600% increase, or 1,900, to meet demand.”

7. Emergency coronavirus legislation to be published ahead of school closures – The Gazette (19/03/20), Press Association 2020

https://www.the-gazette.co.uk/news/national-news/18316152.emergency-coronavirus-legislation-published-ahead-school-closures/

“Analysis from Edge Health suggested the NHS will face substantial pressures on critical care beds as the outbreak continues.

According to their modelling, there will be a shortfall of 2,900 beds in the Midlands at “peak Covid-19 ventilator demand”, while the south west has the fewest critical care beds and will need a 600% increase, or 1,900, to meet demand.”

8. New coronavirus laws to be released today ahead of ‘lockdown’ – Metro (19/03/20), Zoe Drewett

https://metro.co.uk/2020/03/19/coronavirus-uk-emergency-legislation-published-today-schools-close-12421931/

“Analysis from Edge Health suggested the NHS will face substantial pressures on critical care beds as the outbreak continues. According to their modelling, there will be a shortfall of 2,900 beds in the Midlands at ‘peak Covid-19 ventilator demand’, while the south west has the fewest critical care beds and will need a 600% increase, or 1,900, to meet demand.”

9. Coronavirus in Leeds: Emergency Covid-19 legislation to be published ahead of school closures – Yorkshire Evening Post (19/03/20), Joe Cooper

https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/health/coronavirus-leeds-emergency-covid-19-legislation-be-published-ahead-school-closures-2501313

“Analysis from Edge Health suggested the NHS will face substantial pressures on critical care beds as the outbreak continues. According to their modelling, there will be a shortfall of 2,900 beds in the Midlands at “peak Covid-19 ventilator demand”, while the south west has the fewest critical care beds and will need a 600% increase, or 1,900, to meet demand.”

10. Low on air: hospitals could run out of oxygen in ‘hours not days’ as coronavirus spreads, intensive care specialist warns – The Sun (16/03/20), Robert Mann

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/health-news/11180083/hospitals-run-out-oxygen-coronavirus-nhs/

“Hopefully we can reduce the growth rate more effectively by taking firmer action collectively,” said George Batchelor, co-founder and director of Edge Health (EH). Analysis by EH shows Britain would require 93,000 beds with ventilators if the coronavirus were to peak without the curve of the epidemic being flattened.”

11. Live coronavirus updates as UK schools ‘close until further notice’ and death toll hits over 100 – Cambridge News (19/03/20), Ella Pengelly

https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge-news/live-updates-latest-coronavirus-cases-17947123

“Analysis from Edge Health suggested the NHS will face substantial pressures on critical care beds as the outbreak continues. According to their modelling, there will be a shortfall of 2,900 beds in the Midlands at “peak Covid-19 ventilator demand”, while the south west has the fewest critical care beds and will need a 600% increase, or 1,900, to meet demand.”

12. What you need to know about coronavirus this morning as schools prepare to shut and exams are scrapped – Sam Blewett, Jane Kirby, Isaac Ashe (19/03/20)

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/what-you-need-know-coronavirus-3963467

“Analysis from Edge Health suggested the NHS will face substantial pressures on critical care beds as the outbreak continues.

According to their modelling, there will be a shortfall of 2,900 beds in the Midlands at “peak Covid-19 ventilator demand”.”

13. Coronavirus in UK latest as ventilator shortfall revealed – Devon Live (19/03/20), Neil Shaw

https://www.devonlive.com/news/uk-world-news/coronavirus-uk-latest-ventilator-shortfall-3963479

“Analysis from Edge Health suggested the NHS will face substantial pressures on critical care beds as the outbreak continues. According to their modelling, there will be a shortfall of 2,900 beds in the Midlands at “peak Covid-19 ventilator demand”, while the south west has the fewest critical care beds and will need a 600% increase, or 1,900, to meet demand.”

14. Now the UK faces an oxygen crisis as Boris Johnson tells manufacturers to down tools and make ventilators amid nationwide shortage – The Daily Mail UK (16/03/20), Stephen Matthews, Sam Blanchard

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8116285/Now-UK-faces-OXYGEN-crisis-hospitals-run-hours.html

“Healthcare data analysts, Edge Health, predicted in a model that the number of coronavirus patients needing ventilation could have hit 93,000 by May in a worst-case scenario.”

15. Coronavirus: Eerie photo of empty East Croydon station shows impact of illness – Riley Krause, Sutton & Croydon Guardian (19/03/20)

https://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/18317635.coronavirus-eerie-photo-empty-east-croydon-station-shows-impact-illness/

“Analysis from Edge Health suggested the NHS will face substantial pressures on critical care beds as the outbreak continues.”

16. Government to bring in emergency coronavirus law giving police power to arrest people as London faces ‘lockdown’ – Simon Smith, Olivia Baron, LancsLive (19/03/20)

https://www.lancs.live/news/lancashire-news/government-bring-emergency-coronavirus-law-17947623

“Analysis from Edge Health suggested the NHS will face substantial pressures on critical care beds as the outbreak continues. According to their modelling, there will be a shortfall of 2,900 beds in the Midlands at “peak Covid-19 ventilator demand”, while the south west has the fewest critical care beds and will need a 600% increase, or 1,900, to meet demand.”

17. Coronavirus: London scrambles to avert ‘armageddon’ as half of nation’s covid-19 patients are in capitalShaun Lintern, The Independent (27/03/20)

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/coronavirus-london-nhs-hospitals-intensive-care-a9427121.html

George Batchelor, director and co-founder of Edge Health said: “The peak in London based on our modelling will be around 5 April, with the numbers in hospital peaking around 8 April and critical care around 15 April. It will get worse before it gets better.”



AI in the NHS- Edge Health featured!

October 11th, 2019. Go to post.

“What many people don’t see if that AI is already part of the NHS… AI and other smart platforms are already helping us improve the services we deliver for the NHS, and ultimately, the individual’s patient experience” fantastic coverage in The Mail on Sunday, featuring the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator and Edge Health! Read on!

”AI in the NHS Artificial intelligence is already being used across the UK. Gina Clarke looks at how it’s being implemented and the benefits to patients and practitioners. […]

SURGERY SCHEDULING: When it comes to planning surgical procedures, in order to minimise cancelled appointments, AI is helping NHS trusts such as South Tees to reduce waiting times. By using SpaceFinder, a product from Edge Health that can be implemented into existing software, the technology estimates how long a procedure will take and fits other surgeries accordingly — similar to the game Tetris. On average, up to two hours of operating time per theatre per day is currently unused, whereas this software can maximise the time. It also works to eliminate weekend procedures, which tend to cost more. However, it’s important to note that with the majority of today’s technology, humans still get the final say.”



Sponsoring the WellChild 2018 Doctor Award

August 3rd, 2018. Go to post.

Truly honoured that Edge Health has been invited to sponsor the Doctor Award at the 2018 WellChild Awards. An amazing charity, helping over 100,00

#NHS #WellChild #featured