The Business and Local Government Data Research Centre, and Kent County Council, are launching a call for researchers to submit an expression of interest to access the Kent Integrated Dataset (KID).
The Kent Integrated Dataset (KID) is a relatively mature exemplar of a population-level linked dataset. The KID comprises of routine administrative datasets from more than 200 local health and care organisations. They include the following services located in Kent and Medway: primary care providers (including general practices, out-of-hours providers and walk-in centres), community health providers, mental health services, acute hospitals (including accident and emergency, inpatient and outpatient episodes), some public health services, adult social care and palliative hospices. The dataset includes records of every interaction between residents of Kent and Medway and these services, with a number of exceptions. The KID includes data from April 2014 and is updated on a monthly basis.
If you are a researcher with an interest in health and social care, and are looking for access to datasets which can help with your research, then register your interest online.
The EOI Call is open until 9am on Monday 2 October. To register your interest complete the short application form online. Your submissions will be reviewed and you will receive a response by Friday 3 November. Note that all applications are reviewed on a case by case basis and additional approval may be required from local organisations as per current KID governance arrangements. Proposals will need to demonstrate how exactly their outputs would benefit / optimise local service planning.
To check whether the data is applicable to your research you can view the metadata online.
Published 14 August 2017