COVID-19 Data Prioritisation Group
The Covid-19 Data Prioritisation Group ensures appropriate research access to the North West London Covid-19 dataset to ensure clinical priorities are met as part of the sector-wide response to Covid-19. North West London as part of the sector-wide response to Covid-19, has created a Covid-19 specific De-identified data set which brings in data from Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and the region’s linked longitudinal data set. This new data set is hosted by WSIC and NIHR Imperial BRC in secure, high-performance environments.
To ensure that requests to access NWL’s Covid-19 De-identified linked data set can be reviewed in a timely manner and with the appropriate rigour and governance a COVID-19 NWL Data Prioritisation Group has been established.
This group will meet weekly to review both operational and research related requests to access the De-identified data for Covid-19 related issues. This new agile mechanism will ensure that the enriched data set can be used to answer Covid-19 operational questions and test research hypothesis in a timely way.
This review process compliments other work the Hub has been supporting in terms of expediting access to, and linkage of, priority data sets that has included near to real-time feeds from the NWL Pathology Labs, daily feeds from the five NWL Trusts at patient level in the form of the NHS England Sit rep report, Coordinate My Care flags, NHS Digital Shielded Population list and NHAIS population data.