A version of this post covering schools appears on Help Me Investigate Education.
With food hygiene in the news following the horsemeat scandal, I thought I’d put together a quick guide on getting information about your own local hospitals’ hygiene ratings.
You can download FSA ratings of food hygiene for each local authority. This includes hospitals and other healthcare providers.
However, the downloads are in XML format, so you’ll need to first convert it to a spreadsheet. There are online tools to help you do this and you can also use the free data cleaning tool Google Refine.
Once you’ve done that, you’ll need to drill down to the hospitals. Continue reading