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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…

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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AphA Memberships – new payment options

Posted : February 21, 2020 - /

Following the EGM last month the membership costs have now been updated on the AphA website. When you renew you will need to specify the correct NHS band or equivalent payment tier based on your payscale. You also have an option to pay monthly or quarterly by direct debit if you…

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AphA membership costs from 3 February 2020

Posted : January 30, 2020 - /

EGM outcome from Friday 24 January 2020 Thank you for voting and dialling in to the EGM last week. The final results of the voting are as follows: Option 1 – 4 votes Option 2 – 48 votes No preference – 4 votes Therefore the cost of AphA annual membership…

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Exciting News: AphA Annual Conference 2020

Posted : January 6, 2020 - / /

Dates:  Thursday 24th & Friday 25th September 2020 Venue:  Aston Villa FC, Villa Park, Birmingham B6 6HE Further information to follow.

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The Health Foundation: Our Analytical Capability Index is here

Posted : December 9, 2019 - /

Good quality analysis and the ability to use information effectively are essential elements in any health care system. As well as the need for analysts with the right skills, there are also concerns about the demand for good analytics from senior managers and decision makers. We’re inviting health and care…

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Improve analytical capability in health and care services – THF funding available

Posted : November 27, 2019 - /

Details from The Health Foundation The Health Foundation has launched the fourth round of its Advancing Applied Analytics programme. As a grant holder, please help us let others know about this opportunity. If you have any colleagues that would benefit from and can contribute to this programme, please encourage them to…

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The Health Foundation Report: The Measurement Maze

Posted : November 13, 2019 - /

The Health Foundation has recently published a report called The Measurement Maze, which looks at national quality indicators across renal care, breast cancer and children and young people’s mental health. It suggests that national measures are not making their way to clinical teams on the front line (and little insight…

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Working together: building an analytical community for cancer care

Posted : November 13, 2019 - /

A recent Macmillan event, ‘Working together: building an analytical community for cancer care’ took place in September. From the feedback they received and the evident buzz, openness and enthusiasm to share knowledge and expertise in the room throughout the day, we believe the event facilitated a positive first step in…

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Capacity Modelling Survey

Posted : September 21, 2019 - /

If you have a spare ten minutes it would be great if you could complete the survey (link below) please: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdCoNff02OS6fhe23iJn4vw1S1FAo3zO-SqhIdCAL7Wyjrq2w/viewform    

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AphA Annual Conference 2019: Delegate Information

Posted : September 19, 2019 - / /

AphA Annual Conference 2019 Main Sponsor:  Qubix IMPORTANT INFORMATION – PLEASE READ IT ALL! We hope you’re looking forward to the conference next week. For your information please read the following and respond where necessary. Dietary/Access Let me know if you have any dietary or access requirements. Name Badges We are…

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AphA Members Questions for Matthew Gould, CEO of NHSX

Posted : September 4, 2019 - /

Your chance to ask questions As you probably know by now Matthew Gould, CEO of NHSX, will be speaking at the Conference later this month. Matthew would like the session to be as interactive as possible therefore we are asking all of you to send any questions you would like…

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