Dr Foster Intelligence is hosting its first ever live tweet chat on Tuesday 16th October, to discuss the findings of a preliminary data release, due to be published exclusively in the Guardian that day, in advance of its annual Hospital Guide.
The tweet chat is the first ever opportunity for the public, healthcare professionals and politicians to discuss live with Dr Foster, journalists and eminent clinicians why pursuing transparency through releasing such data is important.
The latest findings shed new light on weekend care in the NHS. A range of health experts will be on Twitter to discuss why patients are more likely to die when admitted on a Saturday or Sunday, and what the NHS can do to improve the quality of weekend care. Ahead of the publication of Dr Foster’s annual Hospital Guide in November, our panel will also be fielding questions around how mortality figures are calculated and what this data means for patients.
The chat will be taking place at 12:30-13:30 GMT on Tuesday 16th October and will feature:
- Roger Taylor – Co-Founder and Director of Research, Dr Foster Intelligence (@RTaylorDrFoster)
- Denis Campbell – Health Editor, Guardian (@Denis_Campbell)
- Prof Brian Jarman – Emeritus Professor at Imperial College (@jarmann)
Join the discussion using the Dr Foster Hospital Guide hashtag, #DrFHG, or tweet (@drfosterintel) or email (email@example.com) your question in advance.