Curated content by Apha. Guest posts, latest news and general information on what’s happening in the world of AphA.
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
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…Read More
AphA welcomes new call to better use data in the NHS
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…Read More
Focus on Associate Practitioner Registration
All documents can be found here. Any questions email firstname.lastname@example.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…Read More
AphA: An Overview. Including 3 popular member show and tell sessions!
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…Read More
Strategy Unit on Advancing the analytical capability of the NHS and its ICS partners
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…Read More
Royal College of Physicians:Caring for hospital patients with COVID-19 Quality of care in England examined by case record review
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…Read More
FEDIP Newsletter – Issue Number 1!
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…Read More
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.
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…Read More
Join us for the big one – AphA’s 2021 annual conference 20-21 May
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…Read More
Sharing skills and knowledge in the North West
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…Read More
Competency Framework Survey Winners
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…Read More