How can data help improve Covid-19 vaccination uptake rates?
The vaccine hesitancy rate in Great Britain has reduced overall during 2021 and has plateaued at 4%. Note: Vaccine hesitancy includes those who have been offered a vaccine but declined the offer; are very or fairly unlikely to have the vaccine if offered; are neither likely nor unlikely to have the vaccine if offered; don’t […]Read More
NHS waiting lists – 3 key elements to consider
The worsening NHS waiting lists is a hot topic, from a patient outcome perspective as well as operationally and financially for the NHS, and of course politically. The following are 3 key elements to consider when starting to understand the issue and identifying potential solutions: Overall number The waiting list is currently 5.6m, a 32% […]Read More
Can learning together make health AI solutions better?
I was recently reading an article about Vertical Farming – crops are grown indoors in a ‘stack’ under controlled environmental conditions (i.e. lighting) and using no soil. (If you want to read the book that bought it to the mainstream, and I have just started to read it, check out The Vertical Farm: Feeding the […]Read More
Time to rethink how we gather feedback in the NHS?
I have been reading the book ‘If Disney ran your hospital – 9 ½ things you would do differently’. It’s a different and interesting take on how to put patient experience at the centre, written by someone who has experience working both within the US hospital system as well as at Disney. While patient ‘loyalty’ […]Read More
Can Apple build the best wellbeing services?
Rockley Photonics (Apple is a big customer) recently announced that it has come up with a ‘clinic-on-the-wrist’, a continuous and non-invasive solution for monitoring biomarkers including glucose, blood pressure and body temperature. With the Apple Watch already having ECG and blood oxygen level monitoring, the above leads to some interesting possibilities on how Apple can […]Read More
Targeting obesity policy interventions based on data
YouGov conducted a survey in May 2021 with 1,705 people in the UK and asked how effective or ineffective people thought various policies would be at tackling obesity in the UK. The results to the policy option ‘Giving people incentives and rewards such as shopping vouchers for eating better and exercising’ gave an interesting result. […]Read More