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AphA working with NHSX on first national analytical competency framework

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 robust definition of what it…

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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Dido Harding questioned on safety standards of using Microsoft Excel

Posted : October 16, 2020 - /

Our letter got quoted on the Digital Health website.  We’ll let you know as soon as we get a reply from Matthew Hancock and Sir Simon Stevens. https://www.digitalhealth.net/2020/10/dido-harding-questioned-on-safety-standards-of-using-microsoft-excel/ Dido Harding questioned on safety standards of using Microsoft Excel

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Covid-19 Data Collection Crisis – Independent Review Requested by the Association of Professional Healthcare Analysts (AphA)

Posted : October 8, 2020 - /

Leaders from the Analytical Professions have jointly written a letter to Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, and Sir Simon Stevens, the Chief Executive of the NHS. As we have learned on Monday, 5th October more than 50,000 potentially infectious people may have been missed by…

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INSIGHT 2020: A festival of analysis and learning – Sep-Nov 2020

Posted : September 23, 2020 - /

This is an invitation for you to come to a free, online INSIGHT 2020 festival! The Strategy Unit are hosting a 6-week festival of virtual events, called INSIGHT 2020, exploring some of the challenges facing decision-makers in health and care in 2020 and beyond; emerging models of practice to make best use of…

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NHS Digital Academy Future Vision – NHS HEE

Posted : July 23, 2020 - /

Please follow the link at the bottom of the page to get involved as your input is important. Executive Summary There is plenty to celebrate in the NHS Digital Academy journey so far and this future vision sets out an offering that builds on solid foundations in the context of…

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Bringing NHS data analysis into the 21st century – Article in JRSM

Posted : July 23, 2020 - /

The Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine has published this excellent article; Bringing NHS data analysis into the 21st century which has been jointly written by Ben Goldacre, Martin Bardsley, Tim Benson, Kate Cheema, Roger Chinn, Ellen Coughlan, Sarah Dougan, Marc Farr, Loraine Hawkins, Adrian Jonas, Andy Kinnear, Morag Mcinnes, Mohammed Amin Mohammed, Caroline Morton, Rahul Pasumarthy, Neil Pettinger, Ben Rowland, Neil Sebire, Paul Stroner, Jeni Tennison, Samantha Warnakula, Oliver…

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Exclusive free trial license and support from Alteryx

Posted : July 16, 2020 - /

Alteryx are offering exclusive extended free trial license and support for AphA members What is Alteryx: Alteryx is a self-service data analytics platform that helps gather disparate data, prep, blend, cleanse and outputs to visualisation tools Alteryx plan to strategically work with AphA to bring this technology to the Analysts…

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NHS Providers report ‘Recovery position and what next for the NHS’

Posted : July 3, 2020 - /

NHS Providers published a report earlier this week looking at ‘Recovery position and what next for the NHS’, based on surveying 158 Trust Chairs and Chief Executives. The 4 key points identified are below and I think very pertinent in terms of Demand & Capacity and framing the summer series…

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