to drive better care
Primary Care Research
Imperial College Health Partners
Created by the NHS to support complex change across the health and care sector – innovating and collaborating for a healthier population.
We are uniquely placed to understand the challenges within the NHS, its structures, processes, policies and culture and help solve complex problems.
Self Care Academic Research Unit (SCARU)
A focus on research into self care. In particular we are working on evaluating impact of micro-learning on social media platforms.
Hiyos Helpers evaluation
Hiyos offered patients the opportunity to volunteer to support other patients, in September 2020. The Hiyos Helpers programme which followed was evaluated by Imperial Health Care Partners (ICHP). You can download the full report here.
It has resulted in benefits for patients with more support for areas such as digital services. Volunteers gained skills which enabled some to go on to work in the NHS! Not only that, but existing staff felt more motivated.
We have an onboarding and training pack for other practices who may also be considering a volunteering programme.
GP patient volunteers
Hiyos Live – Interim evaluation
Hiyos Live Channel is our digital channel which produces weekly content for the purpose of increasing the health and wellbeing awareness of the general population. Read more about the types of events it runs and what’s upcoming. The channel focus is to address health inequalities based on the broad areas of environment, education and employment raised in Professor Marmot’s report.
We know health inequalities exist, and we know they impact population health. But can the health service, and in particular primary care, combat them by revolutionising the way they provide care?
We think it can, and that’s what we’re ever striving to prove!
The research and evaluation that we’re doing with Imperial Healthcare Partners (ICHP) and Imperial SCARU aims to assess the impact of Hiyos Live’s content on individual health and wellbeing outcomes. How are digital inclusion interventions addressing inequalities and leading to improvements in health and wellbeing among the general population?
The content and activities we provide through the Hiyos Live project include social media content with short informative videos, bogs, podcasts; together with live webinars. We also offer webinars and face to face (F2F) events and workshops with socialisation opportunities.
You can read the full report in November 2022. The final report will be available in September 2023.
We have had a promising start to our webinars and are now moving to a hybrid model with face to face sessions as well as going into schools
people signed up to 3 work experience workshops
attendees in 10 environment workshops.
Over the past few years we’ve done many surveys online, and each time we’ve managed to get over 2000 responses within just a few days. People really do want to help with research and we love that. Here are some summaries of recent surveys:
Flu vaccine survey
A survey to help us understand patient views on the flu vaccine during the pandemic.
Over 90% said they wanted it. More than previous years. We asked the reasons behind those who did not want a flu vaccine.
COVID vaccine Survey
A survey at the beginning of the pandemic, before the vaccine was available – we asked people about their attitude to having the vaccine in the future.
Again, 2,000 people responded and 25% of people said they didn’t want it. We explored the reasons why. This helped us provide more relevant information when the vaccine was available.
Some of the things we have done….
NHS waiting list audit
Inter-professional education and training
How to do an NHS patient survey
Behaviour change in primary care
NHS Innovation labs
Hiyos Helpers – NHS volunteering
Patient survey during pandemic
Where should we move to?