Category Archives: Data

A new hospital and GP experience on Bing

, Data, Home, NHS Choices Beta, Syndication, User Experience

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Choosing the right GP surgery for you and your family is important. Not only is location significant, you may also want to take into account what facilities are there, the opening times and what other patients have experienced. If you want to change surgery or find out where your closest A&E is, for a number …

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Choices scale blog

, Data, Home, Technical

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We regularly publish visitor statistics on this site, but for those of us in Technical Delivery, there is a lot going on behind the scenes to support NHS Choices. This month we thought that we would let the numbers speak for themselves. We’ve put together an infographic describing some of the statistics we felt people …

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Consultant profiles on NHS Choices and MyNHS

, Data, Home, Technical

We were asked to carry out the epic task of improving the integration of individual consultant data with their associated hospitals. This was a big job. The time to complete was limited, the environment was transforming, our ability to deliver the dream was restricted, and the vision we had was grand. We worked days, nights, …

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There be value in them thar data!

, Data, Technical

Starting with Infrastructure The Choices Infrastructure team uses the Splunk tool extensively to analyse system logs, server performance data and many other data sources. Splunk is Google for machine data. We throw data into it, in just about any (text) format you can imagine, and we can begin to interrogate and correlate that data as …

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The guided experience to find a GP: a journey in integrating content and data – Becky Smith, Comparative Data Lead, NHS Choices

, Data, NHS Choices Beta

The general practitioner (GP) is a specialist doctor trained to work in the front line of the NHS and to take the initial steps to provide care for any health problems that patients may have. As a GP recently told me, they are the first port of call for patients – so choosing the right …

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