Revolutionising the way real world evidence is used for research into treating and preventing disease


Discover-NOW, the health data research hub for real world evidence, supports clinicians, researchers and scientists to:

Recruit patients to studies

Develop new treatments

Manage and prevent health conditions

Test and evaluate innovations

How we work with you

Discover-NOW is pioneering the use of real-world evidence (RWE) in the treatment and prevention of disease.

A gateway to one of the largest deidentified linked health and care datasets in Europe (2.3 million people), our services can connect you to a RWE validation ecosystem through a Trusted Research Environment which has been co-designed with citizens.

Our team will work with throughout the lifespan of your project to accommodate your needs. We bring together life sciences, health-tech, academia and the NHS to work on projects, and it’s the blend of our services, our expertise, our data and partnerships which makes working with us the ideal solution to get results.

Together we can revolutionise the way health data is used responsibly to treat and prevent disease.


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Discover-NOW enables research through:

  • Feasibility studies
  • Retrospective studies
  • Patient identification and recruitment
  • Health economic evaluations
  • AI and machine learning
  • Health implementation

Run complex and powerful searches over the rich deidentified linked dataset of 2.3m population to inform protocol design and study feasibility.

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Generate data driven insights and analysis into populations and cohorts, using the rich linked longitudinal health and care data.

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Using leading edge tools such as FARSITE and the North West London Research Register to to help find and match patients to clinical trials.

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Support the evaluation of new products or interventions through analysis of real world evidence.

Develop and test predictive AI approaches to determine if your technologies are effective and scalable

Ensure learnings from your research can deliver real world impact for patients


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Case Studies

Real examples of how our data and services can be used

Supporting people with diabetes to make a ‘Fresh Start’

Read how we're working with North West London ICS, AstraZeneca, Imperial College London and Huma to support the development and implementation of a new risk stratification model to identify those patients most at risk of developing complications due to uncontrolled type 2 diabetes and the design of a new integrated pathway.

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Nowhere else to turn: Exploring high intensity use of Accident and Emergency services

British Red Cross commissioned this research to shine a light on the issue of high intensity use and to bring together fresh insights from previously published literature and data, new data analysis conducted as part of this research and, crucially, the views of people who have experience of frequently attending A&E and the people who work most closely with them.

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Networked Data Lab: Mental Health in Clinically Extremely Vulnerable People

New research by the Health Foundation’s Networked Data Lab (NDL), of which ICHP is a key partner, reveals the extent to which the pandemic has had a devastating and lasting impact on the more than four million people who were identified as being ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ (CEV) and asked to shield.

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Bridging the gap in heart failure detection, diagnosis and treatment

In July 2021, ICHP launched a new dashboard which uses real-world data to help identify gaps in HF detection, diagnosis and treatment, broken down by geographical region in England.

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