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 analysis to inform decision-making; and some of the exciting work that is already happening in this area.

INSIGHT 2020: a festival of analysis and learning for the NHS, Local Government and our partners​ will run from 28 Sep to 13 Nov 2020.  The festival will comprise a mixture of events, workshops and panels, representing conversations at a local, national and international level. For example, our festival launch session includes Ben Goldacre talking about ‘How open approaches can revolutionise health data science in the UK’ and Andi Orlowski on “Dangerous analytics…and how local analysts can save you!”, with Q&A hosted by Professor Mohammed A Mohammed.

Who is INSIGHT 2020 for?  We’ve collaborated with inspirational people and organisations across the sector to bring together a programme which has something for everyone who is involved with decision-making in health and care.

What will INSIGHT 2020 look like?  Sessions will be varied and flexible. There will be over 30 sessions and people can commit as little or as much time as they’d like.  Most of the sessions will be recorded so you can fit them into your schedule in a way that suits you. Every session is free!

Each week will focus on a central theme, starting with a ‘headline’ presentation on the Monday. This will be supported by targeted sessions and the week’s speakers will convene each Friday for an interactive panel discussion and Q&A to respond to the key debates raised during the week. The festival themes are:

Week 1: Our decision-making context in 2020

Week 2: The role of the Midlands Decision Support Network

Week 3: The analytical priorities of the Decision Support Network

Week 4: Building momentum around addressing health inequalities

Week 5: The decision-making toolbox

Week 6: Making the most of our decision-making resources

To register your interest please go to our Eventbrite page and also feel free to share the attached flyer with colleagues and your networks. The full-week programmes will be released on a staggered basis from w/c  7thSeptember and you will be invited to register for specific sessions.

Any questions regarding the festival please contact [email protected] or [email protected].