Patient Safety Awards Winner 2013EHI Awards 2013 Finalistbeautiful information is an NHS initiative designed to demonstrate the possibilities for innovation from within. It began from within the Information Directorate at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust but now includes links with a number of private and academic partners.


hsjinnovatorsbeautiful information‘s Dr Marc Farr has been named in the HSJ’s Top 50 Health Innovators


  • “East Sussex Healthcare Trust chose to work with beautiful information because of their track record on moving a trust from data centric to suppliers of intelligent information. Their recommendations based on an analysis of our current practice and information management will enable us to move to a point where we are beginning to present information in real time dashboards to clinicians and managers so that we can spend more time planning future patterns of activity with less emphasis on analysis of historic data. By presenting in this way, we will see data quality improve and the delivery of a stronger performance management framework.”

    Darren Grayson, Chief Executive Officer, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

  • “Solent NHS Trust commissioned East Kent beautiful information (EKBI) to provide an external review of the information team’s structure, strategy and work plan and to identify how the reporting framework could move from historic data analysis to the provision of real time intelligence.    We commissioned this work because of EKBIs success in developing real time intelligence within its own Trust.  The transformation at East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust was a model that we looked to replicate.  Using workshops, mentoring and coaching EKBI has helped us translate the core principles of its approach within Solent.”

    Elizabeth Hale, Associate Director of Performance, Solent NHS Trust.

  • “Transformational change in any organisation is hard, possibly even harder when we talk about reducing bed base. Having knowledge however at your fingertips through succinct and meaningful information has given Croydon Health Services NHS Trust (CHS) the confidence to reduce our bed base by 17 per cent over a 9 month period. This was a planned and organised bed reduction through effective management of patient flow, driven by the detailed activity analysis and understanding of information to assure the organisation of the opportunity available.”

    Sharon Jones, Former Acting COO, Croydon Health Services NHS Trust