Swansea University is part of a study that will assess health of nation’s 20,000 domiciliary care staff The first study to establish the risk of COVID-19 to domiciliary care workers across Wales is to launch today. The pandemic is thought to have had a major impact on the health of the 20,000 workers who offer…
Population Data Science to support new £4m COVID-19 immunity research within two of its Centre’s of Excellence
SAIL Databank and BREATHE – the Health Data Research Hub for Respiratory Health will join forces with researchers across the UK to support vital studies into coronavirus antibodies and immunity. The £4m project will pool existing UK coronavirus antibody data in one secure source to accelerate the search for treatments and inform decisions around shielding…
Led by Health Data Research UK (HDR UK), in partnership with the Office for National Statisitics, The National Core Studies programme will stimulate new, comprehensive and co-operative research efforts into COVID-19. The programme comprises six study arms; infection and surveillance, trials, transmission and environment, immunity, longitudinal health and data and connectivity.
Despite the pandemic, the team behind SAIL Databank have been working tirelessly to ensure that scientists, researchers and data users continue to do what they do best; using real-world data to examine and determine new ways in which to improve people’s lives.
Children age 8-11 to take part in an online questionnaire to understand more about their health and wellbeing during the lockdown
Researchers at Swansea University want to find out how #COVID19 is influencing the health and wellbeing of our children.
Scientists from Kings College London and the Secure Anonymised Information Linkage (SAIL) Databank at Swansea University will work with the Welsh Government to analyse the data from COVID-19 Symptom Tracker app.
SAIL Databank – recognition by Vaughan Gething AM, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services in Welsh Government during his COVID-19 briefing and press conference
For more than a decade SAIL Databank has been helping governments, public bodies, the NHS and other organisations to unlock the full potential of their data; to reveal insights into their own data, thereby improving the lives of patients and the wider public.
As part of our ongoing commitment to bring forward the next generation of data scientists, we welcomed fourteen interns to Population Data Science this summer. Two of our interns, Michael Parker and Irene Astrain spent 12 weeks embedded with Population Data Science project teams, working on individual projects.
Physical activity is important at all stages of life. It prevents obesity, improves well-being and reduces the risk of many chronic conditions, such as heart disease, arthritis and diabetes. Evidence shows that being active at a young age tracks into adulthood, and that physical activity behaviours adopted when young are likely to carry through life….
The importance of promoting activity in young people cannot be overstated. It is a public health priority. And yet a new study reports that school-based physical activity programmes are ineffective at improving the activity levels of young people. The review found that in 17 international studies of a variety of school-based physical activity interventions, there was…