Available Open Datasets in the AnalytiXagility Platform

February 26, 2014 | Alan

Within the AnalytiXagility platform you have immediate access to a number of publicly available and open datasets, allowing you to start performing data analysis almost the first time you log in. Some of these datasets are used within other blog posts (see Related Blogs), and are prerequisites if you want to use the same datasets when working through the analytics examples contained in some of our other blogs.

Open Datasets

The following open datasets are available for immediate loading to your workspace:

  • A&E Waiting Times England
    This A&E dataset records the initial point of contact counts for all A&E attendance types. It also shows:

    • The number of discharges, admissions, or transfers within a 4-hour arrival time
    • The number of admissions that occur via A&E, and waits greater than four hours for admission after a decision to admit.

    The spreadsheet used is A&E Week Ending 05.01.2014. Please note that we have done some data cleansing on the original dataset.

  • GP Prescribing Data England
    This dataset includes all prescribed and dispensed medicines (by chemical name), dressings and appliances (at section level) are listed for each GP practice. The following are shown for each practice:

    • Counts for items prescribed and then dispensed
    • Net ingredient and total actual cost of items is shown.

    This data does not list each individual prescription and does not contain any patient-identifiable data. The source of the dataset is http://data.gov.uk/dataset/gp-practice-prescribing-data. This dataset is composed of many CSV files.

  • Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation
    The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) identifies small area concentrations of multiple deprivation across all of Scotland in a consistent way. It allows effective targeting of policies and funding where the aim is to wholly or partly tackle or take account of area concentrations of multiple deprivation. The SIMD ranks small areas (called datazones) from most deprived (ranked 1) to least deprived (ranked 6,505). People using the SIMD often focus on the datazones below a certain rank, for example, the 5%, 10%, 15% or 20% most deprived datazones in Scotland. The file is simd2012.xlxs. Note that this dataset has been modified for use from the original source.
  • Scottish Diabetes Survey
    The Scottish Diabetes Survey dataset reflects many aspects of the quality of diabetes care across the whole of Scotland. Most of the data contained in the survey has been extracted from the national award-winning diabetes IT system SCI-DC/SCI-DIABETES. The file is sds2012.csv. Note that this dataset has been modified for use from the original source.

Loading Datasets to your Workspace

To load any of the above datasets to your workspace please email our support team at servicedesk@aridhia.com, stating:

  • Which dataset you would like to see loaded.
  • The name of your workspace.
  • A telephone contact number.

For information on how to access the dataset once it has been loaded, see the blog, Day 1 in the AnalytiXagility Platform.

Additional Datasets

These open datasets provide an easy way for you to start using the AnalytiXAgility Platform and doing data analytics. Once your workspace is set up, contact our support department to request the loading of further datasets that are more relevant to your needs.


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