By Tom Foley
QSurveillance® is a clinical surveillance system based on data from 3,400 EMIS general practices spread throughout the UK. It is run as a collaboration between the University of Nottingham, EMIS (GP EHR vendor) and ClinRisk Ltd (medical software company). It reports a range of metrics to the Department of Health and Public Health England (in near real time), reportedly forming a critical part of the UK emergency response to pandemic flu, natural and chemical disasters. It is unclear how active this network currently is.