Informing the national conversation about data and health We provide an independent and expert voice around analytics and data-driven technology, making sense of a rapidly evolving field

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Across all of our work, and often working with others, we aim to shape the national conversation about data and technology.

We think that analytics and data-driven technology can and should create better health and care for all. Our published work draws on our data analytics expertise, and on our experience of working closely with the NHS and social care services, to inform national policy and strategy. We regularly share findings and insights through blogs, events, reports, and media commentary. We provide an independent and expert voice, and constructive challenge, making sense of a rapidly evolving field.

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Long read

How better use of data can help address key challenges facing the NHS

26 January 2022

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Long read

Exploring the longstanding barriers to widespread use of data and data science in the NHS in...

Briefing

Assessing the impact of COVID-19 on the clinically extremely vulnerable population

October 2021
Briefing

We present analysis from the Networked Data Lab on the impact the pandemic has had on the clinically...

Blog

The full health and care data strategy must address its shortcomings

17 August 2021
Blog

Building trust, addressing health inequalities and improving social care data are critical if the...

Chart

How has hospital use among those clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 been impacted by the pandemic?

Chart

Using secondary care data linked to the shielded patient list, this analysis explores the pandemic's...

Blog

Who is most vulnerable to health-related misinformation about COVID-19?

1 March 2021
Blog

Research at The Alan Turing Institute reveals who is most likely to believe online misinformation –...

Blog

Artificial intelligence in the NHS: getting the priorities right

4 October 2019
Blog

The NHS’s new AI lab needs to focus on the needs of patients and the health system, argue Adam...

Newsletter blog

How can the NHS make the most of risk prediction tools?

30 August 2019
Newsletter blog

If developed wisely, risk prediction tools could help clinicians provide earlier diagnosis and...

Blog

Three tests for the COVID-19 contact tracing app

29 May 2020
Blog

Adam Steventon sets out three key tests for the government's contact tracing app.

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