What do people need from open data in the health sector

Open data in the health sector: Users, stories, products and recommendations is a new report from Giuseppe Sollazzo and David Miller. It asks “What do people need from open data in the health sector?” and sets out some clear recommendations for NHS England.

In it, I reveal the confusion finding how many hospitals there are in the UK. So many public bodies publish their own, slightly different lists. As someone who supports people sharing who they’ve given money to, I’d like to see one single list with a hospital’s identifying number. I’d like that list¬† to be complete, accurate and kept up-to-date so I can recommend it to people preparing open data

Read the two key recommendations and thoughts from other people who use Open data in the health sector.

What does the drop in girls taking STEM mean for the next generation of women?

A new centre to protect the UK against cyber-attacks is to be officially opened by the Queen today. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) in London is designed to improve Britain’s resilience to attacks and act as an operational nerve centre. 

This closely follows a story earlier this week on the UK government being set to provide cyber security training to teenagers in schools as part of its plans to address the cyber security skills shortage. The new Cyber Schools Programme aims to teach and encourage school children aged between 14 and 18 to develop key skills needed to work in the growing cyber security sector.

As the technological revolution sets in, I share with BCB Radio’s DRIVE what the drop rate in STEM subjects for girls at A level means for the next generation of women entering higher paid jobs in the workplace. 

Catch-up with the drive podcast

The landscape of open contracting tools

You asked: What tools, visualizations, dashboards already exist? Can I use them? Where do I find them?

My latest blog post on The landscape of open contracting tools reviews the landscape to answer these questions and more about open contracting tools. There’s now a great space to share this knowledge. The open contracting collection on the OGP Toobox is growing with tools from around the world to help you engage with open contracting.

With the Open Contracting Tools ‘Show & Tell’ workshop call coming up next week, this is a great time to tell us what tools you use and what tools you need.¬† Have we missed any tools?

Please suggest the tools you find useful and add your experiences with them in the toolbox or through the open contracting groups. There’s a wealth of tools and resources that help anyone involved in OGP, so do take a look around while you’re there.