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My journey from third year medical student to computer programmer
Elise Uzokwe shares her journey from medical student to coder as part of the 2023 Health Data Science Black Internship Programme.
Innovation through collaboration: Standout moments from the Digital Innovation Hub Programme 2018-2023
Personal reflections from two key contributors to the delivery and success of this pioneering programme.
Ed: Better to light a candle than curse the darkness
In Northern Ireland, I had often felt like a lone voice calling for wider access to patient data by accredited researchers. Now, I'm a member of a bigger UK organisation which would have a major...
Clara: Breaking the silence for neurodiverse voices
By sharing our unique experiences, we can help researchers and patients learn from each other. Open the door and see how it is. Give one step and you can always go back out.
Munisa: Be ready to have your say, never underestimate your value
After personal experience with a rare condition, I know how it feels to be bombarded with jargon and misleading articles. Getting involved allows me to have a say in all parts of the research process.
Celebrating impact from our Health Data Research Hubs
Since the Hubs were set up in 2019 as part of the Digital Innovation Hubs Programme, they have developed a long way. Here, we look back to see how they’ve evolved and how they’re enabling...
NHS Research SDE Network agrees to adopt common data model
Our healthcare system is complex and has evolved over time rather than developing in line with an agreed grand plan. Health data is no different and while the benefits from a more standardised...
Continuing my Uncle Clem’s mission – the NHS 75 years on
This year, the NHS is celebrating 75 years since it was founded in 1948. Helen Tatlow shares how her family ties to the beginning of the NHS sparked her passion for health data research and why...
Son’s jaundice at birth prompts data scientist’s research journey to help others
Serifat Folorunso’s motivation for entering the health data research field came after the birth of her second son. With her son presenting with jaundice, Serifat had many questions for...