All 14 results for opensafely

Questions to the Mayor of London — Vaccine hesitancy: Vaccine hesitancy (28 Jun 2021)

Sadiq Khan: ...offered a vaccine but declined, report being very or fairly unlikely to have a vaccine, or reported they are neither likely nor unlikely, don’t know, or preferred not to say. Data published by OpenSafely up to 9.06.21, estimates the percentage of people aged over 50 in England, who have received the first dose of the vaccination, is 68.1% for Black people and 84.9% for South Asian...

Use of Patient Data (24 Jun 2021)

Matthew Hancock: ...researchers can access the data or, more accurately, the insights in the data while maintaining the highest standards of privacy. I, too, am an enormous fan of Dr Ben Goldacre and his team. The OpenSAFELY project has shown the benefits that TREs can bring, because they allow us to support urgent research and to find the insights in the data while protecting privacy. During the pandemic,...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (24 May 2021)

Nadhim Zahawi: The definitions used by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) were based on evidence of the risk from COVID-19 disease as set out by OpenSAFELY and QCOVID. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guideline on severe asthma was based on European Respiratory Society and American Thoracic Society definitions of severe asthma, which are not related to the risk...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (29 Apr 2021)

Jo Churchill: The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) reviewed evidence, including from OpenSAFELY, QCOVID, and mathematical modelling from the University of Warwick, when determining the priority groups for COVID-19 vaccine. Current evidence indicates that the single greatest risk for mortality from COVID-19 is increasing age and that the risk increases rapidly with age. The modelling...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (28 Apr 2021)

Lord Bethell: ...circulated around one to two days prior to the meeting. The JCVI does not commission research or organisations. Data have been provided to the Committee from a variety of organisations, including OpenSAFELY, QCOVID, University of Oxford, industry representatives and PHE. Published or pre-publication academic research is also considered by the committee. The SARS-CoV-2 for Cancer Patients...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (26 Apr 2021)

Nadhim Zahawi: The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) considered data from OpenSAFELY and QCOVID in determining the risk of COVID-19 in those with asthma and in determining which individuals with asthma were at significant risk of mortality from COVID-19 in phase one of the COVID-19 vaccination programme. The JCVI concluded that only a subset of those with asthma are at clinically higher...

Covid-19 Vaccine: Take-up Rates in London — [Sir Christopher Chope in the Chair] (9 Mar 2021)

Catherine West: ...some 49%—of black or black British adults said that they were likely to have the jab. We must have high-quality conversations between GPs and their patients to tackle that. We also know from the OpenSAFELY analysis that 60% of black people aged 70 or over had been vaccinated, compared with 75% of south Asians and 90% of white people. Nowhere is that clearer than in my constituency. What...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (25 Jan 2021)

Nadhim Zahawi: The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) is the independent expert advisory committee which advises the Government on vaccination. The JCVI reviewed data on COVID-19 mortality from OpenSAFELY, QCOVID and Public Health England (PHE). This included the PHE report on mortality in people with learning disabilities. After consideration of the evidence, the JCVI advised that...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (14 Jan 2021)

Jo Churchill: The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) reviewed evidence, including from OpenSAFELY, QCOVID, and mathematical modelling from the University of Warwick, when determining the priority groups for COVID-19 vaccine. Current evidence indicates that the single greatest risk for mortality from COVID-19 is increasing age and that the risk increases rapidly with age. The modelling...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (10 Nov 2020)

Lord Bethell: ...a review of the evidence the Committee will develop advice on risk groups for any future COVID-19 vaccination programme. The evidence the JCVI will consider include data from Public Health England, OpenSAFELY and QCOVID. The minutes of the JCVI committee meetings and statements on COVID-19 vaccination are published online.

Covid-19: Disparate Impact - Statement (27 Oct 2020)

...on all-cause mortality to incorporate its indirect impact. On that specific metric, early evidence suggests that there is no disproportionate impact across different ethnic groups. Indeed, the OpenSAFELY study of 17 million adults from 1 February to 3 August concluded that ‘data from England and Scotland has shown that most ethnic minority groups have both better overall health and...

Covid-19: Disparate Impact (22 Oct 2020)

Kemi Badenoch: ...on all-cause mortality to incorporate its indirect impact. On that specific metric, early evidence suggests that there is no disproportionate impact across different ethnic groups. Indeed, the OpenSAFELY study of 17 million adults from 1 February to 3 August concluded that “data from England and Scotland has shown that most ethnic minority groups have both better overall health and...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Coronavirus: Research (14 Sep 2020)

Amanda Solloway: ...of real time information into the factors, including existing respiratory conditions, that put people most at risk of developing severe hospitalised illness as a result of Covid-19; and £1m to OpenSAFELY, a secure platform linking the primary care NHS records of 24 million patients, which is able to identify patients at higher risk of admission, ventilation and death from Covid-19. ...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Research: Coronavirus (7 Sep 2020)

Amanda Solloway: ...provision of real time information into the factors, including age, that put people most at risk of developing severe hospitalised illness as a result of Covid-19. They have also provided £1m to OpenSAFELY, a secure platform linking the primary care NHS records of 24 million patients, which is able to identify patients at higher risk of admission, ventilation and death from Covid-19. ...


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