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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OpenSAFELY co-pilot programme: assisting users on their OpenSAFELY journey

All new users of the OpenSAFELY platform get access to our supportive co-pilot programme, where each new OpenSAFELY user is assigned a member of the OpenSAFELY team as their co-pilot for the duration of their project.

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OpenSAFELY: Public Opinion

This week sees the publication of an independent Citizens' Jury commissioned for NHSx and the National Data Guardian which found that OpenSAFELY was by far the most strongly and consistently supported of all NHS COVID data projects examined.

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OpenSAFELY: The Origin Story

On our first anniversary, from the Policy Lead in the Bennett Institute, this is the brief story of the positive side from all our lives: how OpenSAFELY came to life, and what we’ve achieved so far.

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OpenPrescribing March Newsletter

Our latest newsletter including information on: new job roles, hospital only measure, total oral morphine equivalence measures, OpenPrescribing and Bennett Institute Papers.

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Citing and Crediting Codelists: A discussion for the research community

This is a draft discussion paper, the first of a series exploring “open team science” approaches to managing health data, and specifically how to create a collaborative computational data science ecosystem where the sharing and re-use of objects such as codelists and code is facilitated, encouraged, recognised, and rewarded. As a microcosm of this we have first explored “codelists”. There are currently no ‘answers’ or preferred solutions given. We will be holding an open discussion with the research community on 2nd March at 3pm - you can book to join us here.

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