Frank Donnarumma blogs about an event hosted by the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) where members of the statistical community were invited to discuss the response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.Learn more on Communication during the pandemic: a reflection from the statistical community
This blog looks at the available sources of data about smoking in more detail. It also looks at what the data tell us about smoking trends.Learn more on Tobacco trends: how changes to surveys during the pandemic affected smoking estimates
Presenting statistics to the nation at the coronavirus (COVID-19) press conferences It’s hard to believe that we’ve been supporting the 10 Downing Street press conferences for a year now. Back in March 2020, along with the rest of the UK, we started watching these briefings on the television. We remember wondering… who is producing these […]Learn more on Next slide, please!
Have you got a question about coronavirus (COVID-19)? So do we! In fact, we have a number of questions on COVID-19 across a breadth of topics from vaccinations and testing attitudes to social contact and self-isolation behaviours. That’s why we’re excited to launch the COVID-19 Question Bank which will act as a repository of questions […]Learn more on Have you got a question about COVID-19?
Online meetings have become the norm for most of us over the last two weeks. So here are some tips for getting the most out of these virtual discussions. Chairing a meeting Basic tips Set an agenda and be clear about the purpose of the meeting. If you use Microsoft Outlook you can take notes […]Learn more on How to have an effective online meeting
My grandmother (granma) is currently resident in a renablement home. On Friday 13 March we were told because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, all visitors were banned until further notice. My mother had mentioned my granma was loving the Alexa speakers in the social areas of the home so I rang them to ask if […]Learn more on Setting up a smart speaker for my grandmother
Sometime at the end of January 2019 I was on a train travelling home from London when I tried to call my husband. I was 20 weeks pregnant with my second child, on my way back from a meeting. He didn’t answer. I didn’t think anything of it as he often doesn’t answer. But then […]Learn more on School’s out for now – but don’t panic!