Bennett Insights: An Overview of UK Data Policy Developments

An overview of the UK Government’s nine data policy documents published April - July 2022.

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OpenPrescribing June 2022 Newsletter

Our latest newsletter including information on: Bennett Institute for Applied Data Science, we are recruiting, Goldacre Review, updated Outlier Dashboards, recent changes to OpenPrescribing Measures, OpenSAFELY news, and new data news.

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Better, Broader, Safer Uses of Data Help Data Saves Lives

Today the NHS has published the final version of it’s “Data Saves Lives” strategy, setting out its key commitments in seven key areas: improving trust in the health and care system’s use of data; giving health and care professionals the information they need to provide the best possible care; improving data for adult social care; supporting local and national decision makers with data; empowering researchers with the data they need; working with partners to develop innovations that improve health and care; and developing the right technical infrastructure.

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Identifying outlier prescribing behaviour: how is your practice unusual?

We have a new tool available at OpenPrescribing: our outlier prescribing dashboards will show you what your favourite CCG, PCN, STP or practice are prescribing more (or less) than everyone else. Read more about how it works and how to use it here.

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Goldacre Review outlines how to achieve better, broader, and safer use of health data for research and analysis

Over the past year Ben and our policy lead Jess, have conducted interviews with over 300 individuals, held 8 open focus groups, reviewed over 100 written submissions, and conducted extensive desk research, to reach the conclusions that were published yesterday in the Goldacre Review.

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Invitation: CIPHA-OpenSAFELY Introduction Event

CIPHA and OpenSAFELY are hosting an introduction event for researchers in the North West of England who would like to work with CIPHA data using OpenSAFELY.

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Closing the STEM gap is a collective responsibility

Our policy lead, Jess Morley, discusses the challenges involved in closing the gap in representation and reward for women working in these fields, and what we in the Bennett Institute are trying to do to help lower some of the associated barriers.

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OpenPrescribing December Newsletter

Our latest newsletter including information on: We are recruiting, recent changes to OpenPrescribing Measures, new Outlier Prescribing tool, maps update, recent research publications, OpenSAFELY news, and new data news.

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