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Data tips for charity on offer from specialists - Data Dive event, Southampton this September

11 June 2018

NIHR CLAHRC Wessex is working with the Office for National Statistics, the University of Southampton and a charity called DataKind UK to help charities understand and get the best from their data.

Dr Brad Keogh from the Data Science and Health Analytics team says:  "Sixty data scientists will be available at this two days event to offer their skills to help charities understand their data and help them build something for the greater good of our communities."

The last data dive event included the charities Oxfam & Mind. We are looking to hear form interested charities based in Wessex to be involved with this next event.

In the past Charities have gained a great amount from the events organised by DataKind , and if there is potential for some longer term projects coming out of what is found,  DataKind also helps run longer term projects staffed with volunteers.

If you'd like help email: brad.keogh@soton.ac.uk 

Overloaded A&Es – Have we got this all wrong? Dr Brad Keogh

Why do we need evidence? At a time when the NHS has limited resources and increases in demand for its services, it seems prudent to only make changes to the service once you are reasonably certain that what you might do may be in the interest of the patients and staff in the system. By enforcing top-down changes to services with little or no evidence of benefit to patients or staff we are using more of this precious resource for no clear benefit. As an engineer coming into the healthcare sector several years ago to do data analytics, it has always surprised me how few decisions in the management of NHS services are made with robust quantitative analysis. It is also a contrast to the evidence based decision making and protocols within medicine. My thought for you: “why can’t we have evidence based service management as well as evidence based medicine?“ read blog >

Patient and public involvement is vital to the success of the CLAHRC.

We would be pleased to hear from you if you are interested in becoming involved in our research and implementation.

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