Sharing health data – safely

In principle I think this is a great idea. Big data is transforming industry after industry as well as scientific enquiry and bringing this power to bear on the health of the nation is a noble goal. Unfortunately, the implementation of the scheme was a disaster – it was poorly communicated and many of the […]

Making hay while the snow melts

Three articles in this morning’s Observer illustrate perfectly the paradoxes surrounding the climate change debate.  First we had this piece on England’s wettest January for 250 years. The culprit is identified as global warming: Flooding has been identified as the most dangerous impact of climate change for the UK and is hitting harder and faster than expected, according […]