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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Changes to OpenPrescribing.net measures

Recently we started reviewing a number of measures that needed the most urgent attention. As a result a number have been updated and a couple have been retired.

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First Impressions of a New Start

I joined Bennett Institute in August 2021 to work as a data scientist on OpenSAFELY. This blog post describes my experience getting up and running with the OpenSAFELY pipeline.

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Exploring automated output checking with OpenSAFELY

This is a guest blog from the team at Cantabular, who have been exploring how their technology might fit into the OpenSAFELY ecosystem.

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Oxford announces the founding of the new Bennett Institute for Applied Data Science

The Bennett Institute for Applied Data Science at the University of Oxford has been established to pioneer the better use of data, evidence and digital tools in healthcare and policy, optimizing the impact of interventions to achieve improved outcomes.

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