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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 2021 AphA Analyst Awards (The Dolphins)

Posted : March 23, 2021 - /

The Dolphins are back for 2021 and we’ve already started to get some nominations in. This year there our two main categories are back but, given the increase in workload we have simplified the application form to ensure as many of you as possible get the recognition you deserve. The…

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AphA working with NHSX on first national analytical competency framework

Posted : March 16, 2021 - /

The Association of Professional Healthcare Analysts (AphA) is working with NHSX on the discovery stages of the first nationally endorsed set of competency frameworks to define the skills, knowledge, and characteristics required from analytical professionals, and help foster a recognised career pathway for health and care analysts. Until now a…

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Help shape the future for health and care analysts!

Posted : March 2, 2021 - /

  Your opinion matters and we want to hear from you!   Our member voices is key to shaping our decisions, now is the time I ask for your help so we can lead the Analytical Competency Framework work and what it might look like. The Association of Professional Healthcare…

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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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