We have provided operational support 7 days a week
5 members of staff
the accuracy of the data
source any background information needed.
The data is supplied each day to the national team ready for the national press
release, together with any additional information
such as on NHS employees or any unusual circumstances
regarding cases, to provide
Our monitoring has included the
development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), data cleansing and
validation to improve data quality, and developing reporting arrangements and
further analysis, which
is shared with
health and care colleagues to inform daily intelligence.
The data has provided a measure
of the likely excess deaths due to the Covid-19 virus and enabled the necessary
plans to be put in place to support mortuaries and crematoria plan capacity.
The service which has been
scaled to operate 8am– 8pm 7 days per week across our 2 regions has created resilience and enables us to learn from supporting more
than one region.