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Running an intern scheme in a global pandemic

Running an intern scheme in a global pandemic

A different year This year's intern scheme at Health Data Insight was intended to be different but we obviously didn't intend to run it in a global pandemic. COVID-19 meant changes to the planning and running of the internship, and here we reflect on how it worked...

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HDI Intern Scheme 2020

HDI Intern Scheme 2020

We are offering up to six intern places on a group project during July and August of 2020. In previous years, our intern programme assigned a single project to each…

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HDI symposium, 2019

HDI symposium, 2019

In November 2019, we held our 4th annual symposium in Cambridge to share some of the work we’ve been doing this year.  Over 50 people attended the day, with friends and colleagues joining us from across Public Health England, AstraZeneca, IQVIA, and the NHS. The day...

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Blog: The IACR and NAACCR Conference, Vancouver 2019

Blog: The IACR and NAACCR Conference, Vancouver 2019

The joint International Association of Cancer Registries and North American Association of Central Cancer Registries conference 2019, Vancouver written by Cong Chen The IACR is an organisation based in France which coordinates cancer registration practices and rules...

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The Simulacrum is launched

The Simulacrum is launched

This new database revolutionises the way scientists and researchers investigating cancer analyse the disease. The Simulacrum, so called because it artificially simulates real data about cancer without any risk of individual patients being identified, is a breakthrough...

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HDI: annual symposium

HDI: annual symposium

In November 2018, HDI held its annual symposium. Once again the teams excelled themselves by showing the projects they’ve been working on. This years’ hot topics included looking at ways to use primary care prescription data to find people who might be suspected of...

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