The mobile view of Data Explorer provides a reduced version of our tool. To access the full set of available information, we recommend accessing Data Explorer through a desktop computer.
On every page of Data Explorer on mobile, you will be able to access the ‘Help’ menu in the footer links, to come back to this page and access our glossary of terms.
Using the report slicers
At the top of every report page, you will find a few slicers which you can use to refine the data on show. Any changes you make will be retained when you download the data, but they will default back to original state if you navigate to any other report page.
We also have a ‘Show by’ field on many of our reports, which give you the ability to cut the data by values such as gender, licence, age, specialties and more.
Navigating through Data Explorer
Data Explorer has a permanent navigation menu available at the top of the site, covering the six main areas of reports: The register, Revalidation, Fitness to practice, Medical schools, Postgraduate trainees, and Doctors moves. You can read about what’s available through these reports on our guide to Data Explorer.
Under each main navigation item, you can find links to further reports in that area. For example, under the ‘Fitness to practise’ menu, you can find links to our reports on complaints, investigations and sanctions, designated bodies and the world map of sanctions.
At the bottom of some reports, you will also find additional report buttons that link you on to even more information.
Downloading information from Data Explorer
Data Explorer is produced using MS Power BI, and all the data we hold is available for download. Touch any table, graph or chart, and an Ellipsis (three dots) will appear to the top right of the visual. Click on the Ellipsis to select ‘Export data’ before selecting your preferred format.
The Ellipsis also gives users the ability to show any chart “as a table”, which can be helpful when viewing on a small screen.
Touch any table, graph or chart to find a button called Focus Mode, to the top right of the visual (as shown below). It allows you to see an enlarged version of the visual and provides a full legend.
Viewing charts and graphs as a table
Right-click on any graph or chart and you will receive an option to Show as a table (shown below). Select 'Show as a table' and this will then display the same data in a table format.
You can then click Back to Report to return back to the original page:
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If you have queries about Data Explorer or can’t find the information you are looking for, then please contact us.