INSIGHT

The Health Research Data Hub for Eye Health

About

What is INSIGHT?

INSIGHT is one of seven Health Data Research Hubs across the UK set up to speed up research for new medicines and treatments, support quicker diagnoses and potentially save lives.

What are the Health Data Research Hubs?

The seven Health Data Research Hubs are part of a four-year, £37million investment from the Government Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF), led by UK Research and Innovation, to create a UK-wide system for the safe and responsible use of health-related data on a large scale.

What will the INSIGHT hub do?

INSIGHT is focused on eye health and its connection to wider health issues, including diabetes and dementia. It will use anonymised, large-scale data and advanced analytics, including artificial intelligence (AI), to develop new insights in disease detection, diagnosis, treatments and personalised healthcare.

Which organisations make up the INSIGHT hub?

The INSIGHT hub is a collaboration between six partners:

What happens next?

We will use digital innovation to make existing datasets accessible, bringing scale and efficiency to the collection and curation of anonymised data. We will invest time and resources to enhance AI systems, accelerating the pace with which they translate into patient benefit. Ultimately, our plan is to transform the way eye disease is diagnosed and managed in the UK and beyond.

We want to keep the public informed about our work at every stage, so we will be adding to this website to document our progress in a transparent and accessible way. If you would like more information about INSIGHT, you can contact us.

The INSIGHT team

INSIGHT leadership team

  • Professor Alastair Denniston, Hub Director (Consultant Ophthalmologist, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust)
  • Dr Pearse Keane, Chief Data Officer (Consultant Ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust)
  • Manjit Benning, Chief Operating Officer
  • Hilary Fanning, Managing Director (Director of Research Development and Innovation, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust)
  • Karen Bonstein, Director of Patient and Public Involvement (Manager, NIHR Moorfields Biomedical Research Centre)
  • Dr Wen Hwa Lee, Director of Data Trust Advisory Board (CEO, Action Against AMD)
  • Dr Jill Hopkins, Industry Partner (Global Head - Ophthalmology Personalized Health Care, Roche)
  • Dr Cían Hughes, Industry Partner (Clinician Scientist, Google Health UK)

INSIGHT communications team

  • Tom Hammond, Communications Lead, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
  • Helen Khan, Communications Lead, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

News

The latest news and blog pieces from INSIGHT.

Author: Professor Alastair Denniston, Director of INSIGHT and Consultant Ophthalmologist

Published 19 December 2019, HDR UK website

Author: Professor Alastair Denniston, Director of INSIGHT and Consultant Ophthalmologist

Published 24 September 2019, HDR UK website