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Making diamonds out of sausages

February 6, 2023 2:45 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

“Most hospital discharge data is useless,” said the HSJ headline recently, reporting comments by former NHS CEO and current chair of two NHS trusts Sir David Nicholson. This twitched my antenna because data is obviously neutral; it’s what you do with it that counts. On this, Sir David is spot…


The One with Chandler’s Job

November 4, 2022 8:49 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Blog by Mark Foy, AphA Executive Director of Programmes   Despite watching every episode several times, I only realised after watching Only Connect (great quiz show, check it out) recently that Chandler Bing from Friends was a Data Analyst. Or to give him his occupation on Wikipedia, Statistical Analysis and…


HOWZAT! Linking English Cricket to AphA?

October 7, 2022 10:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Blog by Mark Foy, Executive Director of Programmes, AphA CIC   Recently the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) published their ‘High Performance Review of Men’s Cricket’ led by former England captain Sir Andrew Strauss.  The report sets out 17 recommendations for improving and sustaining high performance in cricket.  This…


Board Recruitment update – September 2022

September 28, 2022 8:23 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Dear All, We have recently concluded recruiting to AphA Board following the advertisement for Executive and Non-Executive roles. We received a lot of interest for the roles which shows that many are interested in working with the organisation and continue to advance AphA as a recognised Professional Body for Health…


Open Knowledge Resource

March 8, 2021 9:21 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The Association of Professional Healthcare Analysts (AphA) aims to develop analytical capacity and capability in health and care fit for the 21st century. Knowledge sharing is a key part of this. Many sources of information and tools relating to Healthcare analytics exist – but the signposting to these resources is…


AphA Magazine – February 2021

February 26, 2021 4:07 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

• 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…