Analytics Assurance Review Service

Posted : January 3, 2019 - / /

Accelerating Artificial Intelligence in health and care: results from a state of the nation survey’ was published recently during the NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo in Manchester.

Compiled by the Department of Health, NHS England and The AHSN Network, the report assesses the state of artificial intelligence in the UK healthcare sector, its potential impacts and the barriers to greater adoption.

It concludes that while AI is anticipated to have a transformative impact on healthcare, a lot of groundwork will be needed in the interim.

A key finding of the report is that we need to ensure that we develop the requisite capacity and capability within the NHS in order to be able to embrace these opportunities.

I would argue that this needs to start with the information analyst element of the informatics workforce.  Not only do we need to deliver an appropriate data infrastructure but we need to have the right analytical capability to interrogate the data.

AphA are offering the opportunity to have an independent review of your current analytical capacity and capability to deliver in what will inevitably be a more challenging environment than currently.

If you would like more information on how the Association of Healthcare Professionals can help then please feel free to contact



Paul Stroner

AphA CIC, Chief Executive Officer


External Information and Analytics Assurance Review Service


The Association of Professional Healthcare Analysts is an organisation whose membership is representative of all areas of the health care sector. The organisation’s aim is to raise the profile of healthcare analysts and provide a professional support network, ultimately achieving professional registration status for its members, and to drive up the quality and applicability of robust analytics as an aid to evidence-based decision making in a modern health and care system.

The membership of the organisation includes a significant cadre of senior managers with many years of experience in establishing and running information and analytics services, as well as supporting teams through periods of organisational reconfiguration and transition.

The Offer

We are pleased to be able to offer you an external review and assurance service for your Information and Analytics service to ensure that your organisation is maximising the potential added value that a vibrant and robust information and analytics service can provide.

The core offer is for a desk-top review of business-critical documents (e.g. Data Quality Policy, Data Protection Policy, Information Strategy, Trust Performance Board Reports, Analyst Job Descriptions, Information Team Organisation Structure).  This is then followed by a 1-2 day on-site visit with a programme of structured interviews with key personnel.

The format of the review is completely configurable to meet your needs, and you will find our rates are extremely competitive.

If you would like further information or would like to discuss arranging an assurance visit please contact us at

AphA is a not-for-profit community interest company and all surplus is reinvested for the benefit of the membership