Creation of the first national linked colorectal cancer dataset in Scotland

At the end of April, Peter and Elizabeth, along with lead author Dr Catherine Hanna and patient representative Mr Steve Clark, presented their recent publication at the Power of Population Data Science Webinar Series.

Very briefly, the manuscript published in the International Journal of Population Data Science – Creation of the first national linked colorectal cancer dataset in Scotland: prospects for future research and a reflection on lessons learned – describes the teams two year long endeavour to bring together a number of national and regional health care data sets as part of the Bowel Cancer Intelligence UK, COloRECTal cancer Repository (CORECT-R) project.

Lucky for you, if you missed the webinar, you can watch it again on the Population Data BC YouTube channel here and see our slides from the event here.

The webinar was very well received with over 111 people signed up to the event and around 70 in attendance on the day. We were thrilled to spread the word about all of the hard work that has gone into creating this dataset, as well as all of the research we have planned so watch this space!

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