Since the last time…In Help Me Investigate Health we've had the first of the 'Who's Who' series, kicked off with profiles of?Bill Morgan (special adviser on policy development) and Mark Simmonds.?
The roundup of key information from recent stories include questions over selling health data, the closure of walk-in centres, and the link between pepper spray deaths and stimulants.
In Welfare we've highlighted the community on the DWPexaminations message board, while Chie Elliott's investigation into the demise of the Travel for Interview Scheme has been picked up by Oli Conner,?who added Jobseekers' Allowance claimants data.?
Chie visualised the regional variations?that emerged, and?Carl Plant has since mapped the data too (blog post to come).
In Education Ben Harrow's investigation into the cost to universities of non-completing students continues. We picked up questions around money docked from striking teachers, tuition fee problems in waiting, and Birmingham University's injunction against occupations, along with some useful background on the legal obligations on councils to provide school transport.?
Elana Zak?summed up a helpful resource on using spreadsheets to organise investigation data, and Neil Aberdeen drew attention to a vast store of schools data and why it should be more widely available.
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