Jung Yin Tsang

Jung Yin Tsang

Dr, Mr, MRCGP, MBChB, MRes, PGCert, Academic GP & Hon Consultant

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Overview

I am a GP (primary care physician) and researcher, with a specialist interest in clinical informatics. My research to date harnesses the increasing availability of health and social care data to improve care quality and reduce inequalities in outcomes. Grounded in an understanding of routine clinical practice, I have training and experience in a range of quantitative, qualitative, public and patient involvement (PPI) and health data science skills.

I am currently awarded a NIHR Doctoral Fellowship leading work on exploring how we can address problematic polypharmacy, an increasing global priority. My approach combines large population-based data analysis (CPRD) with stakeholder and patient experiences, seeking to improve our  understanding of problematic polypharmacy in primary care. In particular, I aim to develop a measure to improve the identification of problematic polypharmacy through accounting for individual patient factors and clinical diagnoses.

I was co-principal investigator for a NIHR School for Primary Care Research (NSPCR) project grant (No. 397), using an informatics system to improve patient safety in primary care by using AKI as a barometer. I used mixed methods to explore system effects, including interrupted time series analysis of clinical indicator data, and triangulation of software usage data, semi-structured interviews and usability surveys. This intervention demonstrated improvements in patient safety through improving medication reviews and blood pressure measurement for patients post-discharge. This has been implemented across 45 general practices in Salford, Manchester and is planned for further roll out. The system developed champion roles through learning from quality and safety data, particularly partnering with the changing primary care workforce including clinical pharmacists.

I have also collaborated in Connected Health Cities, a £20m Department of Health funded interdisciplinary programme designed to pilot digital health interventions. I have been using several large electronic health record databases to study antimicrobial resistance and helped design a national dashboard summarising factors that drive antibiotic prescribing (www.britanalytics.uk/). This has led to the implementation of the dashboard in over 70 general practices.

Biography

I qualified as a doctor in 2013 and became a GP in 2019. I have been awarded academic posts throughout my clinical career including an Academic Foundation Post, Academic Clinical Fellowship and NIHR In-Practice Fellowship, allowing me to combine my clinical and research work to benefit the everyday care of my patients. 

I have been awarded the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Specialty Trainee Award 2021 (https://www.spcr.nihr.ac.uk/news/nihr-in-practice-fellow-wins-rcgp-award-for-innovative-work), the British Computer Society (BCS) Primary Care Scholarship for Future Leaders in Clinical Informatics 2020, and was the BCS Early Career Award (ECA) Runner-Up 2021.

Qualifications

Member of the Royal College of GPs (MRCGP), 2019

MBChB, University of Manchester, 2013

MRes, University of Manchester, 2012 

PGCert, University of Manchester, 2020

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

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