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The BiB4ALL story so far….
What is BiB4All?
BiB4All is a data linkage cohort study of babies born in Bradford and their mothers. Every pregnant woman due to have their baby in Bradford will be invited to join the project.
How does it work?
All community midwives in Bradford are involved. They invite women to become part of their study during routine maternity appointments. The study aims to join together lots of data so that we can look at ways to improve health, care and services through research and planning in Bradford and beyond.
A short video about the BiB4all study can be seen here:
What information does BiB4All use?
Lots of organisations regularly collect data about the services they provide; this is known as routine data. The NHS keeps health records so they can provide health services to you. Social Care keep records about services they provide to you and your family. Education organisations keep information to help them to provide services for your children in schools and so they know what they achieve. All of this information is collected electronically and stored separately on different systems. By linking this information together securely we can build up a much clearer picture of people’s lives and answer questions to improve health, care and services for families. The diagram below shows some of the different organisations that we contact to link information for people who join the study.
If you would like to hear more about the project or have any questions please contact us on 01274 364474 or firstname.lastname@example.org
BiB4All leads the BABi network; a group of local birth cohort studies that work together to link routine data with the aim to improve the health and wellbeing of families through research. You can find out more about the BABi network on our website.