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Data Stories and Blog
We feature and showcase some of the uses of data on the Portal. Also included are links to the Data Stories published by the Detail Data Project, and our newsletters. Data stories are data journalism articles written by the Detail Data Project and have a voluntary and community sector focus.
You can also check our timeline to find out what the project has worked on so far.
Patterns of Prescribing (Part 1): Making the Switch
Understanding data can help to make prescribing safer, better, and more cost-effective.
Detail Data Conference: 11 January 2017
Come along to learn and contribute to how the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector can use data to better inform itself, access funds, lobby for change, support collaboration and develop new and better services for citizens.
Stormont threat to lifeline for rural communities
A community transport scheme that has provided more than 216,000 journeys in the past year to help people living in isolated rural areas, including the elderly and those with disabilities, is under threat due to Stormont cuts and policy change.
Waiting Times +
Accessible and easy-to-use information on waiting times for hospital and A&E patients.
Does more fast-food shops mean poorer health outcomes?
How many fast-food outlets are there across Northern Ireland? What does this mean for different areas, and is there a relationship with obesity rates, other health factors and social deprivation?
How Northern Ireland's waste problem could leave a toxic legacy
Northern Ireland is producing more than two million tonnes of waste each year, with campaigners claiming that inadequate government policies could create a toxic legacy for future generations.