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AphA Magazine – February 2021

Posted : February 26, 2021 - /

• 100 most influential people in data • AphA Events and member meetings • #opendatasaveslives • Developing a Community of Practice for Social Care Analytics • NHS-R Community • And much more…   To read the full magazine you need to become an AphA member. Membership starts at only £37…

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Promoting the healthcare analytics profession in London

Posted : February 23, 2021 - /

Ruth Holland, Deputy Chief Information Officer at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (ICHT) and Branch Lead for London at AphA, discusses the importance of promoting and strengthening the healthcare analytics profession in London and across the UK. I joined AphA in 2017 after I heard AphA president, Paul Stroner, speak…

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Summary of Integration and innovation: working together to improve health and social care for all

Posted : February 18, 2021 - /

The Department of Health and Social Care published their legislative proposals for the NHS on 11 February 2021, in the Integration and innovation: working together to improve health and social care for all white paper. The proposals build on the NHS long term plan and the subsequent NHS’s recommendations to…

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HFMA 2020: conference told of analytics importance

Posted : December 4, 2020 - /

by Seamus Ward 03 December 2020 Covid-19 has raised the profile of healthcare analytics and this must be maintained once the pandemic is over, the HFMA annual conference heard. Paul Stroner (pictured), president elect of the Association of Professional Healthcare Analysts (AphA), said analysts played a significant role in improving…

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Expanding the AphA Network in 2021!

Posted : December 3, 2020 - /

AphA are expanding! We are looking for more analysts to get involved with our regional branches across the UK. We would love to hear from analysts at all levels and experience to share your ideas and help us promote the professional development of all analysts in the public sector. We…

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AphA YouTube Channel

Posted : November 26, 2020 - /

If you haven’t subscribed to our YouTube channel now’s a good time. There are 3 new videos on there from our Webinar on 19 November. https://youtube.com/channel/UCJVrw1kIEyQmb1khi1nQSNQ…  

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Professionalising the analytics role in the NHS

Posted : November 26, 2020 - /

Andi Orlowski, non-executive director at the association of professional healthcare analysts (AphA) and Director of the Health Economics Unit, reflects on the academic paper Bringing NHS data analysis into the 21st century by Goldacre et al. I have long championed the amazing work of fellow public sector analytical colleagues and…

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Learn When to Say No

Posted : October 16, 2020 - /

This is an interesting and helpful article from Bruce Tulgan on the Harvard Business Review website: https://hbr.org/2020/09/learn-when-to-say-no  

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PRSB survey on community mental health care planning standard

Posted : October 16, 2020 - /

Dear Colleagues, The NHS is working with social care and the voluntary sector to develop new community-based services for people with serious mental health problems. NHS England/Improvement have commissioned the Professional Record Standards Body (PRSB) to help create tools to improve care planning for this group of mental health service…

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Dido Harding questioned on safety standards of using Microsoft Excel

Posted : October 16, 2020 - /

Our letter got quoted on the Digital Health website.  We’ll let you know as soon as we get a reply from Matthew Hancock and Sir Simon Stevens. https://www.digitalhealth.net/2020/10/dido-harding-questioned-on-safety-standards-of-using-microsoft-excel/ Dido Harding questioned on safety standards of using Microsoft Excel

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Covid-19 Data Collection Crisis – Independent Review Requested by the Association of Professional Healthcare Analysts (AphA)

Posted : October 8, 2020 - /

Leaders from the Analytical Professions have jointly written a letter to Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, and Sir Simon Stevens, the Chief Executive of the NHS. As we have learned on Monday, 5th October more than 50,000 potentially infectious people may have been missed by…

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INSIGHT 2020: A festival of analysis and learning – Sep-Nov 2020

Posted : September 23, 2020 - /

This is an invitation for you to come to a free, online INSIGHT 2020 festival! The Strategy Unit are hosting a 6-week festival of virtual events, called INSIGHT 2020, exploring some of the challenges facing decision-makers in health and care in 2020 and beyond; emerging models of practice to make best use of…

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