New SBRI Competition - How can we improve the health and wellbeing of our population through the better use of population health information?

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University (ABMU) Health Board and Swansea University are inviting companies or organisations from the private, public and third sectors to submit proposals to develop tools, methods and approaches which use the Secure Anonymised Information Linkage (SAIL) databank to assist in the planning and evaluation of health services, and to drive service improvement. This competition is supported by the Welsh Government and the Technology Strategy Board.

ABMU believe that SAIL data could enable us to:

  • Understand the current health needs of our patients, to allow us to organise and deliver health services as efficiently as possible
  • Predict how our patients health needs will change into the future to allow us to plan and develop services which will be adequate for future needs
  • Identify areas where doing things now (e.g. measures to reduce childhood obesity) could prevent ill health and improve health outcomes for the future
  • Identify areas where resources could be used more effectively to improve quality and/or deliver cost savings by doing things differently.


The challenge is therefore, to develop tools, methods and approaches which use the SAIL databank to assist in the planning and evaluation of health services, and to drive service improvement.

For more information about SBRI see www.innovateuk.org/sbri