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

October 8, 2020 8:02 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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…


Exclusive free trial license and support from Alteryx

July 16, 2020 2:33 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

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…


NHSE/I Demand and Capacity – Latest Developments

June 2, 2020 11:26 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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…


Starting our AphA YouTube Channel

May 20, 2020 9:13 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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…


Top tips for working from home

May 19, 2020 2:43 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

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.…


Machine learning tool to manage Covid-19 pressure

April 24, 2020 9:23 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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…


Coronavirus – Staff Wellbeing Support

April 16, 2020 4:06 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

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…


AphA and Covid19

April 16, 2020 4:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

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…


COVID-19 Dashboard

April 16, 2020 2:44 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

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…


Hints and tips on working virtually

April 15, 2020 11:05 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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…