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  1. This is a brief first look at the WAAW / EAAD 2020 campaign week that I prepared shortly after the campaign week ended. I did not share it at the time as other work took priority (clinical work and training commitments during the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic). I have posted it here for …

    Continue reading Summary of World Antibiotic Awareness Week / European Antibiotic Awareness Day November 2020

  2. Summary: This blog presents a summary of Quality Improvement methodology and applies it to a question highly relevant to General Practice – how to move away from same day appointments as Covid-19 lockdown loosens, but without overwhelming services. It focuses in on mental health – with an example sequence of PDSA cycles solely for illustrative …

    Continue reading Quality improvement – applications in General Practice, planning for end of pandemic

  3. I wrote this piece at the start of May 2020. It wasn’t accepted by a peer reviewed journal at that time, so I am providing it here as a blog instead. You can read the accompanying Wakelet summary of tweets (pro-vaccination) here. Abstract Public attitudes on vaccination are of interest during the COVID-19 pandemic. Social …

    Continue reading World Immunization Week 24-30 April 2020: A rapid review of pro- and anti- vaccination activity at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic

  4. Between 2016 and 2021 I have been exploring how to use social media and social network analysis to understand healthcare and public health topics. The list of peer reviewed papers and blogs below (click “Continue reading” below) – and the brief description beneath each reference – provides a summary of this work. I have tried …

    Continue reading Adventures in social media analysis for understanding healthcare and public health topics.

  5. This blog provides access to data on tweets using the #Covid19UK hashtag during the UK lockdown, the first day of which began on 24 March 2020. The data were extracted using TAGS, and then mapped using NodeXL. There were of course other UK-focused hashtags used during this period and some UK-based Covid-19 tweeting that did …

    Continue reading Full data for #Covid19uk during UK lockdown

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