The study is being supported by SAIL (Secure Anonymous Information Linkage) Databank based at Swansea University Medical School. It is a world-leading, population databank, entrusted by the Welsh NHS to safely store the Welsh population’s health data, collected routinely by GPs and hospitals.
Early results from the HAPPEN At Home Survey shows that children are being more active and feel safer in their local areas during lockdown
How are children coping with social distancing, school closures and the challenges caused by COVID-19? The HAPPEN Primary School Network launched its HAPPEN At Home Survey to give children a voice so that they can tell people their experiences during COVID-19.
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a deeply felt effect across the world. The focus is understandably on the disease itself but, there is no doubt, the mental and social consequences will be far reaching, although not inevitable and not all detrimental.
More than one third of UK adults in full-time work are worried about losing their jobs – as unemployed people show signs of serious mental health problems – Mental Health Foundation Coronavirus Study
The latest research, done on 24th – 26th April, also found that one fifth of unemployed adults surveyed said they had had suicidal thoughts and feelings during the last two weeks. This is more than double the rate among UK adults generally.
Health and Care Research Wales announce £4.5 million investment in SAIL Databank.
A new study using SAIL Databank suggests those with COVID-19 who lose their lives, even with underlying health conditions, die much sooner than we might have otherwise expected.
The authors had analysed 850,000, anonymised, individual patient records within SAIL Databank to look for an association between age and survival rates against an index of comorbidities. They also examined 145 patients within SAIL Databank who had ‘influenza’ recorded as the cause of death for the year 2011.
Preliminary data from the MS Register is showing that people with MS are likely to not be at any more risk of catching the Coronavirus or of having a serious outcome, than the general population.
Over 4100 people have responded to the MS Register initial (baseline) survey, 2000 of these people have gone on to answer a follow up survey. Two hundred people who have told us that they have a confirmed (by lab test or been told by a health care professional) or suspected case of coronavirus.
Data science and linked data aiding understanding of the unfolding COVID-19 epidemic in Wales and informing the development and evaluation of counter-measures.
In keeping with the One Wales philosophy we have quickly created a cross-institutional team of data scientists, biological scientists, clinicians and policy makers who have come together to leverage existing and new datasets and apply their expertise to provide timely evidence to inform policy and practice in order to reduce the impact of the epidemic on the Welsh population.
The BREATHE Respiratory Data Science Hub a Health Data Research UK funded Digital Innovation Hub, has become the central data sharing facility for the ZOE COVID-19 Symptoms Tracker App
Governments need to give ‘urgent consideration’ to their public health response to prevent any possible impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the number of suicides, experts warn.