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Insights Catalyst

Whenever we use health and care services, the people who care for us record information – or data – about us. This helps them provide that care in the best possible ways. 


But how else can we use that data in ways that benefit the people of Leeds?

The issue

Researchers and healthcare professionals want to understand more about how to improve people’s health and care.

This means understanding more about treating and preventing ill health and  planning health and care services in the most effective ways.

They can do this by looking at and linking data from many people’s records and from different care settings.

But getting access to that data for research and planning traditionally takes a long time, is complicated and expensive. That’s because each piece of research has to get agreement from many organisations and from the people whose data is being looked at.

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Our ambition 

We want to  







Our Living in Leeds project team worked with many partners across the city to understand the current situation. What is already happening, what is missing, what are the opportunities and the challenges?





Next Steps

As a result of these findings and the evolving developments in the use of health and care data, we have incorporated Living in Leeds into our Insights Catalyst which supports specific, emerging partner initiative and projects.


  1. Insights Catalyst– ‘Born and Bred in’ (BaBi) Leeds.

 We are working with partners to develop our first project, Born and Bred (BaBi). It is modelled on the very successful study from ‘Born in Bradford’ called BiB4All.  That important new study is embedded into the maternity care record in Bradford and builds on the success of the Born in Bradford (BiB) programme over the last 12 years. )

It aims to glean new insights into health and care during pregnancy and the early years of life, developing a tool that can be used to manage healthcare for generations to come.

For BaBi Leeds, we have provided programme development, insight, engagement, and evaluation support to ensure that pregnant women from all communities are offered the chance to participate. We especially want to ensure those with the greatest health inequalities can benefit.


Keep in touch

Please contact us for more information or if you are interested in being involved.

Please revisit this web page for more updates as our work moves forward.


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