The government doesn’t have a clue where its own vaccine data is

As part of our #FactOfTheMatter series, The Canary Investigations team has spoken to three government departments in charge of the coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine rollout. We wanted to find out how the vaccine was allocated in England – but no one could tell us who holds that information. We spoke to NHS England, Public Health England (PHE), and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to try and access this data. Yet no one could confirm that they had it. Which begs the question: who does? We were concerned by reports of vaccine shortages and a decision by NHS England to redirect supplies between counties. This decision left some…

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Conservative Party illegally collected voter ethnicity data, MPs told

The Information Commissioner has told MPs that the Conservative Party illegally collected the ethnicity data of 10 million voters.CrimeElizabeth Denham said the Conservatives had deleted the data following a recommendation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in a report last year. Speaking to MPs on the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) sub-committee on online harms and disinformation, Denham said it was unacceptable that the party had used people’s names to attempt to derive their ethnicity and religion.She said:In our audit work, where we looked at the practices of all political parties, our recommendation was for any kind of ethnicity data to be deleted and the Conservative Party…

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Pyogenic and non-pyogenic streptococcal bacteraemia: annual data from voluntary surveillance

Published 21 November 2014 Last updated 22 December 2020 + show all updates 22 December 2020 Added Health Protection Report (HPR) 14(24). 20 November 2019 Added Health Protection Report (HPR) 13(41) annual report and associated appendix. 7 June 2019 Corrected data for Northern Ireland Group B streptococcal bacteramia cases in 2017. 16 November 2018 Added HPR 12(41) annual report and appendix. 17 November 2017 HPR 11(41) report (including appendix) uploaded 28 November 2016 HPR 10(41) report, table 4 corrected. 25 November 2016 HPR 10(41) report uploaded. 18 November 2016 HPR 10(40) Streptococcus pneumoniae annual report uploaded 20 November 2015 HPR 9(41) report uploaded 21 November 2014 First published. Source…

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Newborn blood spot screening: data collection and performance analysis report

Published 1 January 2014 Last updated 18 December 2020 + show all updates 18 December 2020 Added the 2017 to 2018 data report (previously published elsewhere). 22 May 2018 Publication of data report 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017. 13 March 2017 Added 2015 to 2016 report. 31 March 2016 2014 to 2015 data collection and performance analysis report added. 26 August 2015 Published 2013 to 2014 data report, and removed interim data update and 2013 to 2013 report. 1 January 2014 First published. Source link

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Veterans department needs to start collecting suicide, homelessness data

The Office for Veterans’ Affairs doesn’t collect data on homelessness or suicides among the ex-military population, according to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request by the research charity Action on Armed Violence (AOAV). The revelations call into question exactly what the department is doing to address two of the most high-profile issues affecting ex-forces personnel in the UK. Responding to the FOI, which asked that data and reports on the issues be shared, the MOD said that information on the two issues “is not held by the Ministry of Defence”. Best place in the world to be a veteran? In its response, the MOD cited a study on…

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