AphA Annual Conference 2023

The National Competency Framework Launch Conference 2023

Registration is Now Open (FREE to join for AphA members)

In association with AphA and NHS England, sponsored by Davies Furlong Consulting.

Date and time Mon, 2 Oct 2023 09:00 – 17:00 BST

Location DoubleTree by Hilton Stoke on Trent Etruria Hall Festival Way Stoke-on-Trent ST1 5BQ

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Professionalising data in Health and care Conference 2023

Get your tickets to the launch event of the century for data professionals in health and care.

AphA and NHS England are delighted to invite you to the National Competency Framework Launch Conference for the professionalisation of data in health and care, sponsored by the lead developer, Davies Furlong Consulting.

Held in the luxurious surroundings of the Double Tree Hilton in Stoke-on-Trent on Monday 2nd October 2023, this is your opportunity to participate in the event that will give the data profession to the status it deserves and that is long overdue!

We are thrilled to unveil the exceptional line-up of speakers and events for the NCF Launch Conference! Prepare to be inspired, educated, and engaged as we delve into cutting-edge topics in healthcare. Mark your calendars for October 2 nd and join us for an unforgettable experience.

Speakers and Topics:

Marc Farr

Charting the Future: The Crucial Role of CDO/CDAO in Healthcare

CAO at East Kent Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Kent and Medway ICB; Senior Research Fellow at Canterbury Christ Church University

Emma Wright

Elevating the Profession: Importance of Professional Registration

Director of Information & Business Intelligence at Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust; Chair of AphA’s Professional Development Committee

The launch day will have many features and workshops, below is a breif overview of what to expect on the day:

09.00:  Breakfast and Networking

09.40:  Opening and Opening Keynote

10.05:  Presentation #1

10.25:  Presentation #2

10.45:  Workshops

11.35:  Break – tea, coffee and pastries

11.50:  Presentation #3

12.10:  Presentation #4

12.35:  Workshops

13.20:  Lunch and Networking

14.20:  Presentation #5

14.40:  Presentation #6

15.00:  Break – tea, coffee and pastries

15.15:  Workshops

16.05:  Closing Keynote

16.35   CEO Close and Networking

Tickets are fast running out. Don’t delay, book yours now!


Showcase: AphA Member Innovations

An exclusive opportunity to witness pioneering solutions and ideas from AphA members.


NCF Team: Mastering the Framework

Discover the ins and outs of effectively utilizing the framework with insights from the NCF Team.


NCF Early Adopters: Personal Development

NCF Early Adopters: Recruitment

Gain valuable insights from early adopters like Imperial College Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, NHS Dorset ICB, East Kent Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, NHS Business Services Authority, NHS South, Central and West CSU, NHS Norfolk and Waveney ICB, Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, and NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU.


Keynote Speakers:

Ming Tang, Chief Data and Analytics Officer for NHS England

“Ming has over 20 years’ experience in managing and delivering large scale change involving implementation of new operating models in complex and challenging environments.

She joined the NHS in October 2009, initially leading commissioning support services in the West Midlands as the Managing Director for Healthcare Commissioning Services and then as the Managing Director for South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Commissioning Support Unit.

Ming is currently the Chief Data and Analytics Officer for NHS England and is responsible for strategic development of data and analytics capability across NHS.

In 2021 Ming was named the most influential person in data and analytics in DataIQ’s top 100 (the first and only fully-curated power list of the most influential data and analytics practitioners) and was awarded Data and Analytics Leader of the Year for transforming the way data and analytics is perceived across the health and care service.

The team Ming leads provides NHS England with the resources to support system transformation, strategic information assets, digital tools and analysis to underpin policy development and predictive capabilities to enhance decision making and improve health and care services.

As head of profession for data and analytics colleagues across the NHS in England, Ming has long been the champion of professionalisation and the National Competency Framework.”


Andi Orlowski, Director of the Health Economics Unit

“Andi is a health economist and the Director of the Health Economics Unit, an NHS organization that supports health & care organisations locally, regionally and nationally, providing expertise in economics, population health, analytics & evaluations.

Andi is particularly interested in population health analytics, addressing health inequalities and impactibility modelling and is researching this for his PhD at Imperial College London. He also lectures at Imperial College London on population health management and how to measure system performance.

Andi has also been selected as a 2022 HSJ Wildcard for his work relating to population health management and addressing inequalities with the use of data. He is a Senior Advisor for NHS England on Population Health Management in the Data and Analytics Directorate.

Andi is also the President of the Association of Professional Healthcare Analysts (AphA) and is a registered analytical professional at the Leading Practitioner level. Additionally, Andi is a Council Member at the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) advising on value and PHM.”


Event Hosts:

Huw Davies

Director of Davies Furlong Consulting

Rony Arafin

CEO of AphA, Director of Health Insights of British Heart Foundation


Join Us:

Date: October 2 nd

Time: 9-5

Location: Double Tree Hilton, Stoke-on-Trent