A partnership with Heads On and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Ethical machine learning training for length of stay project

Funded by Health Foundation


We will provide ethical machine learning training sessions to Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust for building an algorithm to predict length of stay (LoS) within three days of admission to an adult ward. The model will be piloted in Sussex and then tested at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Routinely and accurately predicting LoS will provide patients with better quality of care, shaping their journey to make every day count and giving tangible hope at a time when they are acutely unwell. It will also free up clinicians to focus on shared decision making with the patient and carer, and support operational staff in bed management.

The algorithm will use data collected as part of the Mental Health Service Data Set, meaning it could be used by other NHS mental health trusts.

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