Data is essential to health security, underpinning our ability to prepare for, prevent and respond to health threats so we can save lives and protect livelihoods. We have published a data strategy setting out a unified approach to data which supports our 3-year strategic plan.
Steven Riley is the director of the Data, Analytics and Surveillance directorate at UKHSA, which provides a world-class analytics capability that informs health protection activities, decision-making and outcomes. He joined UKHSA from Imperial College, where he acted as Professor of Infectious Disease Dynamics in the School of Public Health.
Since the onset of the pandemic scientists and researchers, aided and supported by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and DHSC, have mobilised to create surveillance systems that have infinitely improved our understanding of COVID-19. This blog looks at some of those systems.
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