NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit becomes our second official and confirmed Foundation sponsor

We are delighted to announce today, Wednesday 1 September 2021, that NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit becomes our second official and confirmed Foundation sponsor.

NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit supports NHS partners to improve the health and well-being of the UK population, and to achieve the best possible outcomes for people, communities and populations.

Read more about NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit here.

Paul Connell, founder, #OpenDataSavesLives said “It’s sponsorship and funding which will help us to move from our current unfunded situation to a bootstrapping startup with an ambition to be a scale up organisation making a massive impact in 2022. We’re really excited about NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit joining and supporting our venture.”

John O’Connell, Director of Strategic and Service Innovation and Transformation Director – Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence, NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit said “ We are absolutely delighted to be supporting #OpenDataSaves over the next two years and joining them in their #RadicallyOpen approach that really helps reduce the barrier to innovation, analysis and working at pace.”

Interested in sponsorship and joining us in our radical approach to transparency to improve citizen wellbeing and patient outcomes? Contact paul.connell@odileeds.org.

BLOG: NHS Digital’s Mental Health data

28 July 2021

Mental Health is a high priority for the UK government, with more and more focus on parity of esteem; that is, equally valuing mental and physical health care. Over the last decade NHS Digital has been working hard to develop, maintain and enhance information systems that can be used to inform policy and the public debate about the effectiveness of mental health interventions across England.