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AphA response to NHS workforce plan

NHS England published the long term workforce plan on 30 June 2023, it sets out the case for long-term change for the NHS workforce. Analysts are pivotal to the NHS’s data goals, yet we are absent from the workforce plan. On behalf of AphA, supported by FEDIP, we wrote to Amanda Pritchard, Chief Executive of…

The Next Step for Health and Care Informatics: Leading professionals from around the UK back new FEDIP Charter

Posted : March 21, 2022 - /

The Charter solidifies the plans to create a formally recognised and supported profession for all health and care informatics practitioners. The Charter sets out the following: The Federation for Informatics Professionals (FEDIP) Charter We will promote recognition of the skills and capabilities of the professions that make up the informatics…

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AphA welcomes new call to better use data in the NHS

Posted : February 23, 2022 - /

The Association of professional healthcare analysts (AphA) has welcomed a new long read, published by The Health Foundation, exploring how better use of data can help address key challenges facing the NHS. The analysis explores not only how the NHS in England can better use routine health data, but also…

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Focus on Associate Practitioner Registration

Posted : November 25, 2021 - /

All documents can be found here. Any questions email info@aphanalysts.org Our Associate Practitioner registration process is now live and open to all members as the first step on the professional registration ladder. The time limitation for this level of registration has been extended to two years, in line with other…

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AphA: An Overview. Including 3 popular member show and tell sessions!

Posted : November 23, 2021 - /

AphA : FEDIP Webinar Wednesday 24 November 2021 12:30 – 13:30 A G E N D A Free event   Introductions 12:30: FEDIP: Andrew Griffiths, FEDIP CEO 12:35: AphA: Emma Wright, AphA Director of Professional Development Members Show & Tell: 12:40: Simon Wellesley-Miller The use of google forms to collect data…

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Strategy Unit on Advancing the analytical capability of the NHS and its ICS partners

Posted : November 22, 2021 - /

Advancing the analytical capability of the NHS and its ICS partners We see all analysis as informing decisions. Producing high-functioning analytical teams able to design and produce high-quality analysis, and communicate it effectively to decision-makers, is therefore essential. The Strategy Unit were asked by the Strategy and Development Team in…

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Royal College of Physicians:Caring for hospital patients with COVID-19 Quality of care in England examined by case record review

Posted : October 20, 2021 - /

Click here for the full report and here for the appendices. Foreword Hospital care of patients with COVID-19 during the early waves of the pandemic has come under the media spotlight in the past year with articles predominantly focusing on overwhelmed NHS staff, crowded wards, elective care backlog and families…

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FEDIP Newsletter – Issue Number 1!

Posted : July 9, 2021 - /

Most of you probably know all about FEDIP and some of you are registered as a professional analyst with them. Look here. FEDIP are now producing a monthly newsletter and AphA will submit articles for this.  To read the first one and subscribe to further issues you will need to…

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Midlands DSU Newsletter May 2021

Posted : May 25, 2021 - /

The Midlands DSU Newsletter May 2021 is available here.  

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Consultation on the future of the informatics profession from FEDIP, in collaboration with the NHS in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, opens 4th  May. 

Posted : May 4, 2021 - /

The Federation of Informatics Professionals (FEDIP) are pleased to announce the consultation “Becoming the Profession” will open on 4th May 2021 and will close on 1st June 2021.  FEDIP is supported by our Professional Body members to develop a professional landscape for Digital, Data, Information and Technology Experts working in health and social…

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Join us for the big one – AphA’s 2021 annual conference 20-21 May

Posted : April 29, 2021 - /

The main sponsor for AphA’s Annual Conference 2021 is  DataRobot Also sponsored by Davies Furlong Consulting, Insource and Meditrends. The 2021 AphA conference will take place virtually on Thursday 20 – Friday 21 May. The seventh annual event supported this year by main sponsor DataRobot, will include a keynote speech…

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Sharing skills and knowledge in the North West

Posted : April 11, 2021 - /

North West branch lead Mark Foy, Head of Information & Business Intelligence at The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust in Liverpool and Jamie-Leigh Chapman, a data scientist at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust talk about the new technical champion volunteer role at AphA that has been…

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Competency Framework Survey Winners

Posted : March 26, 2021 - /

We have our winners and we uploaded an YouTube video, see here – https://youtu.be/Ljs4tWeBmOo Method Survey was closed Friday 19th March 2021 AphA Board members were removed from entry list Duplicate entries were removed (only 1 email address) Each email address was assigned a unique ticket reference number We used…

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