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Counting on data for better health and care

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26 May 2022

As well as better data, several other things are needed to help us understand health and care challenges and improve services, and we all have roles to play, says our Director of Data Analytics, Charl...

Helping the NHS understand what works

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25 May 2022

Arne Wolters tells us about the IAU’s model of rapid and robust evaluation and their plans to spread the work further.

Data-driven tools in health and care

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11 May 2022

Ellen Coughlan reflects on a recent workshop, exploring key questions about how to develop data-driven tools in a safe, effective and equitable way.

Working as a GP through the pandemic: using online tools as part of a hybrid model of care to meet the needs of patients and staff

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8 April 2022

Dr Minal Bakhai reflects on how the recent IAU study of patients at general practices using digital and online tools chimes with her own experience as a GP.

Access to and delivery of general practice services

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March 2022

This briefing from the Impact Analytics Unit examined data from 146 GP practices in England using the askmyGP online consultation system.

Children and young people’s mental health

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8 February 2022

We explore what we know about the state of children and young people’s mental health services using openly available administrative and survey data.

How better use of data can help address key challenges facing the NHS

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Exploring the longstanding barriers to widespread use of data and data science in the NHS in England, and possible approaches to realise their full potential.

Networked Data Lab: using linked data to tackle health and care challenges

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17 December 2021

Kathryn Marszalek from the Health Foundation and Dr Jessica Butler from the University of Aberdeen on the Networked Data Lab.

Four lessons the pandemic has taught us about health data

Newsletter blog
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17 December 2021

Adam Steventon reflects on what we can learn from the successes and failures in the use of data during the pandemic.

Caring for older patients with complex needs

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How does the NHS in England compare with health care systems in 11 OECD countries?

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