journal contribution posted on 18.09.2019, 11:19 by Frédéric B. Piel, Brandon L. Parkes, Hima Daby, Anna L. Hansell, Paul Elliott
[First paragraph] One of the founding principles of the NHS is that it offers
comprehensive, universal and free public health services at
the point of delivery. As a result, NHS data provide a huge
and invaluable resource of routinely collected primary (e.g.
visits to GP practices) and secondary (e.g. hospital admissions, outpatient appointments, A&E attendances) healthcare data covering near-100% of the population of England.
NHS Digital has the responsibility for collecting and publishing data and information from across the health and
social care system in England and controls the dissemination
of these data. Detailed analysis of NHS data by public health
and research institutions has the potential to considerably
improve health and social care in England.
The UK Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU) is part of the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health, which is supported by the Medical Research Council (MR/L01341X/1) and Public Health England (PHE). Part of this study was supported by FBP’s Wellcome Trust Seed Award in Science (204535/Z/16/Z). ALH is Assistant Director of SAHSU. PE is Director of SAHSU and Director of the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health. This work used the computing resources of the UK MEDical BIOinformatics partnership (UK MED-BIO) supported by the Medical Research Council (MR/L01632X/1).
CitationJournal of Public Health, 2018, 40 (4), pp. e594-e600
Author affiliation/Organisation/COLLEGE OF LIFE SCIENCES/School of Medicine/Department of Health Sciences
VersionVoR (Version of Record)
Published inJournal of Public Health
PublisherOxford University Press (OUP) for Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom, Faculty of Public Health