GPs order blood tests for diagnosis, ongoing monitoring of health conditions, and screening, regularly as a core part of their work. However, there is wide variation in testing rates amongst doctors and in the proportion of tests that yield abnormal results. This team is creating an easily accessible tool to show testing rates for individual GP practices, comparing them to population trends, and alerting GPs to important changes. Modelled on the successful OpenPrescribing.net tool, they will produce simple actionable data for clinicians, such as statistical process control techniques to give early warning of drifting practice, giving them targeted opportunities to improve patient care and get better value for the NHS.
Do home adaptation interventions help to reduce emergency fall admissions? A national longitudinal data-linkage study of 657,536 older adults living in Wales (UK) between 2010 and 2017
21 April 2022
Falls are a significant concern for older people and the NHS, however there is little evidence for the effectiveness of services to make adaptations at home. Researchers in Wales have used health...
GP consultation rates for sequelae after acute covid-19 in patients managed in the community or hospital in the UK: population based study
20 April 2022
The long-term effects in some people with COVID-19 are still poorly understood. This new research used large-scale data to understand how these effects differ based on the severity of the initial...
The Office for National Statistics and BREATHE Announce Partnership to improve respiratory health
10 March 2022
BREATHE, our Health Data Research Hub for Respiratory Health, have today announced their partnership with the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to improve respiratory health in the UK through...