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Additional information for the research and data community - March 2023

1 March 2023: New NHS e-Referral data dashboard for NHS staff, help us develop a new cohorting data service, Our Future Health study milestone, blogs and events

Additional information

New e-RS data dashboard enters beta phase

A new dashboard that provides NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS) summary statistics and performance metrics on referrals and advice and guidance requests is now available.

The e-RS provider dashboard, which will help NHS teams drive service improvements, gives users access to weekly data from e-RS. The initial beta release allows data to be cut by provider, specialty and clinic types, and allows benchmarking between provider organisations, regions and Integrated Care Boards (ICBs).

The 3-part beta phase will see up to 200 users given access to the dashboard so they can provide feedback and suggest improvements prior to its full release.

Access to the dashboard is open to clinicians, information analysts and other operational and administration staff. Request access to the dashboard.


News: Milestone for the ‘Our Future Health’ research programme

Our NHS DigiTrials service is supporting recruitment into the Our Future Health, which is the largest-ever UK health research programme. 

Millions of people from different backgrounds from all areas of the UK are being invited to participate and provide information about their health and lifestyles. This will create an incredibly detailed view of population health in the UK to support discovery and testing of more effective approaches to prevention, earlier detection and treatment of diseases.

To date, more than 100,000 appointments have been booked by volunteer participants. Find out how we invite people to take part


Event: NHS ConfedExpo 2023

This year’s NHS ConfedExpo will take place on 14 and 15 June at Manchester Central. The event will bring together health and care leaders and their teams from across the sector for 2 days of inspiring sessions, shared learning, and valuable networking opportunities.     

NHS, local authority and wider public sector staff are eligible for a free ticket. Book your pass and follow @ConfedExpo on Twitter for the latest updates.


One giant step for secure data access

Michael Chapman, Director of Research and Clinical Trials at NHS Digital, talks about our new Secure Data Environment and explains how it is making research into life-saving treatments easier and faster.


Why we’re getting our data teams to RAP

Reproducible analytical pipelines (RAP) help ensure all published statistics meet the highest standards of transparency and reproducibility. Sam Hollings and Alistair Bullward in our data science team share their insights on adopting RAP and give advice to those starting out.


What is public benefit?

Dr Nicola Byrne, the National Data Guardian, outlines new guidance to support better public benefit evaluations, aimed at both people who use data and those who are custodians of it.


A new way to find patients

Technical architect Darren Hickling describes our role in developing a platform to identify the highest risk COVID-19 patients so they could receive life-saving antiviral treatments. 

Publications and data

Our statistical publications, dashboards and open datasets enable important insight across health and care, informing national and local decisions.

Last edited: 4 September 2023 11:54 am