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.
Trusted relationships, built on strong processes, policies and a common understanding have been at the heart the rapid delivery of research intelligence for the One Wales response to COVID-19.
Since the earliest days of the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK, the SAIL Databank has played a pivotal role in the One Wales strategic response to this unprecedented global threat.
In recent times our team of data scientists have been increasingly called upon to provide valuable intelligence based on the anonymised data that we securely hold within our very own, world leading SAIL Databank.
SAIL Databank and SeRP technology to play key role in an international collaboration to accelerate COVID-19 research
A new International COVID-19 Data Research Alliance and Workbench will support the rapid development of therapies to combat the global effects of COVID-19. Established by Health Data Research (HDR) UK and partners, following funding announced by the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator and the Gates Foundation.
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.
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.
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.