Parallel Data Intelligence ltd

Parallel is a software development consultancy specialising in interactive mapping, data visualisation and insight.

Its software solutions help major organisations, including the NHS and local authorities, make decisions around service and estates planning, in relation to population demographics, deprivation, accessibility, clinical activity, environmental factors and more.

Parallel is the provider and developer of Department of Health and Social Care’s SHAPE tool, a web enabled, evidence-based application that informs and supports the strategic planning of services and assets across the public sector.

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SHAPE is an online, interactive, data mapping, analysis and insight tool that supports service planning and estates strategy development.
Supported by the Department of Health and Social Care, SHAPE is a web enabled, evidence based application that informs and supports the strategic planning of services and assets across the public sector.
The primary aim of the application is to facilitate scenario planning and option appraisals in support of public services. Its analytical and presentation features can help service commissioners to determine the service configuration that provides the most affordable access to services.
The demographic and service data, combined with the information on estates location and performance, is also used to support estates strategy and business case development.


Building construction dates are published monthly as opendata in the BAG (Basisregistratie Adressen en Gebouwen) dataset in the Netherlands and the geometry for all 10 million or so buildings is available along with building heights and full address details.
The BAG dataset provided the opportunity to use Mapbox GL's capability to render 3D buildings, coloured by age of construction.
Rollover any one of the buildings on the map to discover exactly how old it is.
The map is currently using the January 2020 BAG dataset.
Thanks to Mapbox for their generous support in keeping this resource live following its initial launch.


Primary Care Networks (PCNs) are using a new, dedicated data toolkit to help forward plan, analyse data and enable commissioners to make informed decisions about future funding allocations.
The digital toolkit provides PCNs with a consistent way of creating estates strategies, by prepopulating data including key statistics on population projections, demographics and the impact that will have on GP contact rates.
The tool provides a current picture of patient numbers and demographics, services, premises and size, existing estate, rooms and facilities, ownership and costs associated with them, any planned works to the estate, projected patient growth, existing estates and service-related challenges.
This new web-enabled toolkit is a step change for the NHS and CHP. Rather than working solely from office documents, it’s held in one place and the data can be used for a variety of purposes, instead of it being locked in spreadsheets.


Catchment Check is a new tool to make it easy to see at a glance if a patient’s postcode falls within your practice catchment boundary area.
Catchment Check uses data mapping technology to determine where a patient lives in relation to the GP practice boundary they wish to join. Staff can enter the patient’s postcode, which will show them their location on the map and whether it’s within the practice’s catchment.
Developed by data mapping company Parallel, who is responsible for the Department of Health & Social Care backed data analysis tool SHAPE, the tool offers a simple and cost effective way for practices to manage their patient lists.
Catchment Check is a much quicker and efficient way of working, freeing up your practice team’s time to concentrate on providing the best service for patients. Rather than manually checking against lists of postcodes, Catchment Check lets you check whether a patient is eligible at the touch of a button, and takes the possibility of human error out of the process.


Nordic Energy delivers low carbon energy infrastructure.
Parallel supported Nordic with the provision of an interactive map that visualise domestic gas consumption, buildings year of construction and whether domestic or non-domestic energy is being consumed.


ProCure22 is the third generation of NHS England’s route to market for the provision of design and construction services to NHS capital projects.
Parallel created, maintain and update the portal, ensuring that both NHS partners and suppliers have a user friendly, reliable and accurate way of working together to undertake capital projects.
As well as helping the NHS get great value design and construction services, it also allows them to fast track projects, get access to regional suppliers and use firms who they know are experienced with health projects.