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Mentorship Programme

AphA Analysts announce the launch of our pilot mentorship programme. This programme is an analyst-specific mentoring programme that connects AphA mentors and mentees across the NHS and public sector, aligning to AphA’s professionalisation and networking strategies, to develop and strengthen a sense of community and shared learning. Free of charge for our members This mentoring…

NHSE/I Demand and Capacity – Latest Developments

Posted : June 2, 2020 - /

D&C modelling post COVID-19 The Demand and Capacity Team will be hosting a series of webinars over the Summer to share good practice on demand and capacity planning post COVID-19.  These sessions are designed to support providers as they re-open elective services. NHSE/I will look into how they model capacity…

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Invite to webinar Friday 29th May 12:30 – are you interested in building future capacity within digital, data and tech?

Posted : May 26, 2020 - /

From Aasha Cowey | Programme Manager | Transformation & Consultancy NHS South, Central and West E: [email protected]    I am contacting you as someone potentially interested in building future capacity within their digital, data and technology workforce to join an upcoming webinar on Friday 29thMay at 12:30.  Please do feel free to forward…

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AphA Webinars: Data challenges in a time of crisis

Posted : May 26, 2020 - / /

Join us on the first of our AphA Webinars which has been sponsored by Meditrends Share information and listed to the challenges faced by other data analysts during the current crisis.   Draft agenda  10:00 Introduction 10:10 Data Challenges Presentation – Paul Stroner (CEO) & Martin Pitt (President) 10:20 Member…

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Starting our AphA YouTube Channel

Posted : May 20, 2020 - / /

Watch Paul talking about his experience, and guitars! We thought about trying something different, a more interactive way to ask Paul Stroner, our Chief Executive Officer (CEO) some questions, including: How did it all start for Paul, and the beginning of Apha What has been the most significant development in…

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Top tips for working from home

Posted : May 19, 2020 - /

Whilst many of you are used to being homeworkers, for some of you this may be the first time so we thought it might be helpful to pull together some tips as we will all be spending time working from home over the next few months. Have a dedicated workspace.…

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South-West Partnership will utilise data to improve and integrate care

Posted : May 11, 2020 - /

A new partnership led by the University of Bristol that will join up data and improve patient care in the South West has been announced by the Health Data Research UK (HDR UK). The HDR UK Better Care South-West Partnership is being awarded £1.2 million over three years to drive…

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Machine learning tool to manage Covid-19 pressure

Posted : April 24, 2020 - /

A system that utilises machine learning to predict upcoming demand for intensive care beds and ventilators is being trialled by the NHS.   The Covid-19 Capacity Planning and Analysis System (CPAS) aims to support hospitals to more accurately plan and ensure resources are deployed where they’re most needed to treat…

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Coronavirus and your wellbeing – looking after yourself

Posted : April 16, 2020 - /

We are experiencing an unprecedented situation, not just locally and nationally also globally to protect ourselves against the contagious coronavirus pandemic. Work is a big part of our lives. Typically 73% of the adult population are in employment and spend around 60% of their waking hours in the workplace or…

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Coronavirus – Staff Wellbeing Support

Posted : April 16, 2020 - /

Staff wellbeing support – #OurNHSPeople NHS England/Improvement has launched a national mental health hotline for NHS staff as part of a range of range of wellbeing support which is now available. The support is designed to help all NHS staff take steps to maintain their physical and mental health and…

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AphA and Covid19

Posted : April 16, 2020 - /

Members email dated 29 April 2020 Dear AphA Member I hope this email finds you and your loved one safe and well. The current crisis continues to challenge us all and it is so inspiring to see the imaginative and innovative ways that people are coping with the extended period…

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COVID-19 Dashboard

Posted : April 16, 2020 - /

Each day the government publishes data on testing, confirmed cases and deaths in England and the UK. This information on testing is refreshed daily here and the remaining data can be found here. NHS Providers also put together a helpful visualisation, showing data looking back over the past 14 days. It includes the…

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Hints and tips on working virtually

Posted : April 15, 2020 - /

Leading virtually can seem challenging, but a few basic technical and human skills will help you to engage with colleagues and ensure your virtual meetings are productive. Here are some hints and tips on working virtually adapted from Zoom and from the research of Ghislaine Caulat (2012). The technical things…

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