So here we are, after months of debate, the day has dawned on the launch of a contact tracing app for England and Wales. The question remains whether it’ll make a difference. Apart from other considerations, for it to work most effectively it needs a high proportion of people to use it. Prof. Kerina Jones…
To make better policies for the people of Wales we need to understand more about how, and why our geography affects us and this has never been more so than during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A team from Population Data Science at Swansea University, the University of Liverpool and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust spoke to us about their recent collaborative paper.
Born into Care: 1000 mothers in care proceedings in Wales Maternal health, wellbeing and pregnancy outcomes
A blog from Professor Karen Broadhurst (Lancaster University) & Dr. Lucy Griffiths (Swansea University). This blog is focused on two main findings from our recently published report “1000 Mothers in Care Proceedings in Wales”.
In an interview with Rachel Burden, who presents 5 Live’s Breakfast Show, Ronan speaks of how SAIL Databank is being used to inform the Welsh Government’s strategic response to the pandemic.
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.
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.
Guest blog by Sarah Rees, Senior Data Scientist, SAIL Analytical Services. Electronic health record (EHR) data are available for research in all UK nations and cross-nation comparative studies are becoming more common. All UK inpatient EHRs are based around episodes; a continuous period of time spent under the care of one clinical specialty in one hospital. However episode-based analysis doesn’t really capture the full patient journey.
The International Journal of Population Data (IJPDS) is an innovative, open access, peer-reviewed journal, hosted by Swansea University. We spoke with the Editor-in-Chief, Kerina Jones Professor of Population Data Science at Swansea University, to find out more about what the journal has to offer.