Fancy developing for social good? London releases raw data for NHS, asks for useful apps

1441data.jpgAny app developers or data-crunchers out there wanting to use their skills for social good, may be interested to know that the Mayor of London’s Office has just released a bunch of data on the NHS in London.

The London council are appealing for developers to come up with useful or interesting ways of structuring the raw data. The London Datastore website has been running since earlier this year but fresh NHS data about maternity care, stroke and performance indicators were published this week.

Up for a challenge? Find it on the London Datastore and see what you can do…

Interesting uses of public data so far include the London Population Cartogram which shows on a bulging map how the populations of different boroughs have changed over the past 200 years – with the growth of the suburbs in the past 50 being particularly striking.

Anna Leach