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…