2013 January

Useful Olympic links for October 4th through January 28th

Olympic news roundup for 11:06: Contractors’ Olympic marketing ban lifted | News | Construction News – A ban on Olympic contractors promoting their involvement in the construction of the London 2012 infrastructure will be lifted this month, allowing firms to … Continue reading

Help Me Investigate teams up with Birmingham Mail on regional datablog

Help Me Investigate has teamed up with the Birmingham Mail on new project Behind The Numbers, looking at stories in local data. The first story, a collaboration between Mail reporter Katy Hallam and Help Me Investigate’s Paul Bradshaw, was publish…

Get the data: How long can you expect to wait at A&E in the West Midlands?

A longer version of this post can be read in today’s Birmingham Mail. You can find out how to do the same report in your own area here. If you’re going to have to go to an A&E department in … Continue reading

Welfare-related links for December 21st through January 25th

These are the welfare-related links we’ve been looking at between December 21st and January 25th: Management in Practice – GPs could help save £190m in sick pay – Launching in 2014, the advisory service will allow GPs to identify employees … Continue reading

Recipe: what’s the worst time to go to A&E?

Today we publish the first results of a collaboration with the Birmingham Mail: when’s the worst time to go to A&E in the West Midlands? (It’s 1am, by the way).  Or, to give it its print headline: “A&E delays worst … Continue reading

Links for January 22nd

  Seventeen NHS hospitals have dangerously low numbers of nurses – Telegraph – The hospitals, many of them busy district generals, were issued with warnings by the Care Quality Commission after its latest inspections, the body has disclosed. Each was … Continue reading

New YouTube playlist of investigative journalism videos

Dutch-Flemish investigative journalism network VVOJ Medialab has launched an English video channel containing interviews with Seymour Hersh and the New York Times’s Andy Lehren, along with guides to Facebook’s new research tool and data journalism.

Money and power: two developments to follow this year

Two events that HMI Health followers should be aware of – one about money, and the other about power.  Public health budgets The money is in public health budgets, which are being transferred from Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) within the NHS to … Continue reading

Turning documents into data: DocHive

For a while now the Raleigh Public Record have been working on a promising tool for converting documents to data. Now they have announced that a beta version is due out in time for the NICAR conference at the end of February.
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Useful health links for January 9th to January 17th

Here are the health-related links that have caught our eyes between January 9th and January 17th: Regulator chastises managers forcing GP practices to prepare for CQC registration | News Article | Pulse Today – In a move to reassure GPs … Continue reading