One year since the emergence of COVID-19 in the UK, and the production of data driven analysis informing government and public service delivery continues at pace. In Wales, the swift creation of the One Wales approach galvanised expertise and brought together organisations at the heart of decision making.
The One Wales response to COVID-19 brings together cross-institutional teams of experts from across Wales to provide timely evidence to inform policy and practice to tackle the epidemic and its impact in the UK.
Bringing together colleagues from within the Population Data Science group and across Wales including HDR UK, ADR Wales, SAIL Databank, ADP, BREATHE, Welsh Government, Public Health Wales and NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS) has resulted in an agile and responsive approach to tackling data analysis and intelligence generation based on both the constant and newly developing priorities for tackling COVID-19 in Wales.
The One Wales team will continue to work together to identify gaps in knowledge and streamline efforts to deliver vital intelligence to help policymakers understand and plan around the issue of COVID-19 in Wales and across the UK.