“Every month, the NHS in England publishes anonymised data about the drugs prescribed by GPs. But the raw data files are large and unwieldy, with more than 600 million rows. We’re making it easier for GPs, managers and everyone to …

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A few days ago, I saw via the @HSCICOpenData Twitter feed that an annually released dataset on Written Complaints in the NHS”> has just been published. The data comes in the form of a couple of spreadsheets in which each …

Writing Each Row of a Spreadsheet as a Press Release? Read more »

In order to provide health services to citizens the public health sector is required to collect rich and varied data pertaining to all aspects of the sector – everything from location of pharmacies, to what is in our prescriptions drugs, …

Saludos – health and open data in Uruguay and Argentina Read more »

Today, me and a few other co-conspirators announced UKHealthCamp – an ‘unconference’ for everyone interested in digital, design, data and technology for health and care. I want to explain why we think this is important, and why it’s time the …

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Despite plaudits for his entrepreneurship and work on open data, top NHS official Kelsey is a divisive and controversial figure   By Charlotte Jee | Computerworld UK | Published 15:30, 03 August 15 If you’ve been in the UK for …

Care.data director Tim Kelsey: the mastermind behind the NHS GP data project Read more »

Setting up accountability would allay fears of privacy infringement. Heatlhcare data should be open by default in order to support research and medical breakthroughs, according to Sir Tim Berners-Lee. Speaking at a roundtable event hosted by the Open Data Institute, …

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We’re happy to say that the new Scottish Statistics website is now publicly available! Currently in beta, it’ll eventually be the official home of Scottish Statistics on the web, replacing the existing Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics. It is our largest site …

Scottish Statistics Beta – over 1 billion Scottish facts! Read more »