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Article for The Times: Pregnant women need to be at front of vaccine queue Covid-19 Pandemic management 25.05.2021 0.08 mb

By RSS President, Sylvia Richardson

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Briefing note on Covid-19 statistical issues for lower and middle income countries Covid-19 Pandemic management 01.06.2020 0.13 mb

From the RSS International Development Section

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Letter from Sylvia Richardson to William Wragg MP re: Data transparency and accountability: Covid 19 Covid-19 Pandemic management 08.12.2020 0.19 mb
Letter on possible criteria for antibody sensitivity and specificity assurance Covid-19 Testing 13.04.2020 0.59 mb

From David Spiegelhalter to the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Authority on behalf of the RSS Task Force

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Letter to MHRA on Covid-19 testing in schools Covid-19 Testing 12.03.2021 0.19 mb

From Sylvia Richardson, Deborah Ashby and Jon Deeks

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Letter to OfQual regarding the statistical issues relating to exam grading in 2020 Covid-19 Schools 09.04.2020 0.13 mb

From Sharon Witherspoon, RSS vice president for education and statistical literacy.

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Letter to the Guardian regarding lateral flow tests Covid-19 Testing 26.04.2021 0.10 mb

Letter from Sylvia Richardson and Jon Deeks to the Guardian on the need for more evidence on lateral flow tests.

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Letter to the Office for Statistics Regulation regarding exams grading process review Covid-19 Schools 14.08.2020 0.14 mb

Making the case for a review of the models and processes adopted by the UK qualifications regulators.

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Letter to the Times on the government's schools coronavirus testing strategy Covid-19 Testing 06.01.2021 0.11 mb

Letter from Stian Westlake to The Times on why the government needs to re-evaluate its schools coronavirus testing strategy.

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Report from the Working Group on Diagnostic Tests Covid-19 Testing 09.06.2021 22.19 mb

A 95-page report with recommendations around study design, regulation and transparency matters with regard to in vitro diagnostic tests.

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Response to DHSC policy paper on transformation of the public health system Covid-19 Pandemic management 05.04.2021 0.18 mb
Response to Goldacre review Covid-19 Pandemic management 21.03.2021 0.24 mb
Response to Impact of Covid-19 on education and children's services inquiry Covid-19 Schools 08.06.2020 0.09 mb

RSS Response to the Education Select Committee call for evidence: The Impact of Covid-19 on education and children's services inquiry

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Response to OSR review of models for exam grading Covid-19 Schools 02.03.2021 0.12 mb

RSS welcomes the publication of OSR's review of the use of models for awarding grades in the UK in 2020 (2 March)

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Response to select committee inquiry: ‘Coronavirus: Lessons Learnt' Covid-19 Management of the pandemic 04.12.2020 0.23 mb

to the joint Health and Social Care Committee and Science and Technology Committee Inquiry: ‘Coronavirus: Lessons Learnt'

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Response to the Justice Select Committee inquiry 'The Coroner Service' Covid-19 Management of the pandemic 18.09.2020 0.22 mb

We focus on Question 4, 'How the Coroners Service has dealt with Covid-19', since it links most closely to the Society’s work on official statistics and our longstanding concerns around death registration.

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Response: PACAC inquiry on Data Transparency and Accountability: Covid 19 Covid-19 Pandemic management 17.11.2020 0.21 mb

Written evidence from the Royal Statistical Society (DTA 42) for the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee inquiry on Data Transparency and Accountability: Covid 19.

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RSS response to DHSC’s policy paper: transforming the public health system Covid-19 Pandemic management 29.04.2021 0.18 mb
RSS statement on the relaxation of Covid lockdown rules in England Covid-19 Pandemic management 17.05.2021 0.07 mb
Statement on how best to track the Covid-19 vaccine roll-out Covid-19 Pandemic management 18.12.2020 0.05 mb
Statement on how efficient statistical method can glean intelligence from Test, Trace and Isolate Covid-19 Testing 23.07.2020 0.14 mb

With accompanying technical appendix.

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Statement on proposed Covid-19 schools testing programme Covid-19 Testing 18.12.2020 0.12 mb

Written by Jon Deeks on behalf of the Working Group on Diagnostic Tests.

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Statement on the need for transparency about secondary school Covid-19 testing Covid-19 Testing 05.03.2021 0.38 mb

Statement on the need for transparency about secondary pupils’ uptake of Lateral Flow Testing, PCR-corroboration, cycle-threshold-values (proxy for viral load) & genomic analyses

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Statement on the reporting of results from home swab test kits Covid-19 Testing 04.05.2020 0.27 mb
Statement regarding MHRA criteria for point-of-care antibody test Covid-19 Testing 14.04.2020 0.12 mb

Responding to the criteria that the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Authority (MHRA) expects to be met by an acceptable point-of-care antibody test for coronavirus

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Statement regarding the grade awarding process in 2021 Covid-19 Schools 26.02.2021 0.13 mb