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Finding Heart Disease Before it Finds You – A Data Science Opportunity

A project using Artificial Intelligence to tackle cardiovascular healthcare inequalities in North East London has been awarded over £300,000 by Barts Charity. The PREDICT project will use patient data to predict and prevent emergency admissions to hospital for patients with heart valve disease.    The 3-year project will translate medical notes into structured data which is suitable for identifying groups...

Using data to speed up diagnosis of rare diseases

In a new collaboration with Barts Health’s Clinical Haematology team and Sanofi, Barts Life Sciences (BLS) aims to speed up diagnosis – and in turn treatment – of rare diseases. Rare diseases aren’t as rare as you might think. In fact, 1 in 17 people in Europe will be diagnosed with one. But despite being more common than originally imagined,...

How AI is Safeguarding Patient Care at Barts Health NHS Trust

Imagine a patient, whether just starting on a diagnostic pathway or already diagnosed with a chronic condition, missing a crucial procedure or follow-up appointment – the consequences can be significant, potentially leading to a delayed diagnosis or compromised care. Barts Life Sciences, in collaboration with Barts Health’s Business Intelligence Unit, has launched the TREAT project employing Natural Language Processing (NLP)...

NHS Navigation Days, Masterclasses, and 1-2-1 Clinics for HealthTech SMEs in London

  Free support is being offered by Barts Life Sciences for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and innovators that are active or registered in London. The support brings in expertise on topics including developing NHS business cases, procurement, intellectual property, and health economics, with the aim of supporting scaling innovation alongside the NHS. Tailored guidance will also be offered to...

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Creating an Inclusive Life Sciences Cluster

Barts Life Sciences is delighted to be supporting the Future Cities Forum’s “Knowledge Cities 2023” event on 23rd November, from 0930 – noon. Building on the pioneering life sciences work already undertaken at Barts Health NHS Trust and Queen Mary University of London, plans are underway for a major development of several plots adjacent to the Royal London Hospital, aiming...

Learning from others to tackle the social determinants of health – Barts Health Futures

Barts Life Sciences Futures Hubs were recently featured in Academic Health Science Network UCL Partners’ report on how NHS Trusts are using innovative ways to address social determinants of health. Four NHS trusts in North East London have shared approaches to tackling health inequalities addressing factors such as employment, increasing income, improving education, and reducing air pollution. Read the report...

You are invited to Barts Life Sciences HealthTech Launch Event!

    About the event: Join us on November 2nd for the launch of our HealthTech Programme, the first of its kind to be launched at Barts Life Sciences.  As a partnership between Barts Health NHS Trust and Queen Mary, Barts Life Sciences are excited to announce that they will be supporting HealthTech SMEs registered or active in London, aiming...

Barts Life Sciences is recruiting for 2 x Innovation Advisors

An exciting opportunity to be involved at the cutting edge of life sciences innovation in east London. We are currently recruiting two positions.  Barts Life Sciences covers a broad range of activities from discovery science, product development and testing, and the application of new technology. Life sciences in Whitechapel is firmly based on the principles of partnership and collaboration, with...