Have you put in your nominations for the Annual AphA Dolphin awards yet?
No? Why not?! You’ve got be in it to win it!

Team of the Year

  • Have you & your team supported a service improvement within your organisation or beyond?
  • Do you always put your customers first?
  • Are you proud of your service delivery?
  • Have you got a great team culture?
    Get nominating for the Team of the Year award and get recognition for you and your team!

NOMINATE HERE: AphA Awards – Nomination Form – Analytical Team of the Year –  2019

NOMINATE for team of the year

Analyst of the Year

  • Are you or do you know an inspirational analyst?
  • Are they using innovative analytics that provide benefits to patients, service users, clinicians and services?
  • Do they continuously develop to keep at the cutting edge of your profession?
  • Do you want to share their outstanding contributions
  • Get nominating for our prestigious Analyst of the Year award!

NOMINATE HERE: AphA Awards – Nomination Form – Analyst of the Year – 2019

NOMINATE for analyst of the year

Contribution to Care

  • Have you used analytics to improve care?
  • Has your approach to analytics improved outcomes?
  • Could your approach be shared so it is of benefit beyond your own organisation?
  • Get nominating and show how analytics improves care and outcomes!

NOMINATE HERE: AphA Awards – Nomination Form – Biggest Contribution to Patient Care – 2019

NOMINATE for contribution to care

Nomination Submission Deadline – 16 August 2019

Analyst of the Year 2018 - Winner: Adam Watkins (1000 Lives Improvement, NHS Wales

Adam provides analytical support to a wide variety of improvement programmes, including Acute Deterioration, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, Obstetrics Cymru, Frequent Attenders at Emergency Departments & the Nurse Staffing Programme.
The nomination cited: Adam is so special – he has a wonderful blend of problem solving, ideas generation, programming, analytical skills and an ability to communicate to audiences large and small, technically-minded or clinically focused.

His calm and unthreatening manner endears so many and he is able to quickly build rapport with so many different people from so many different backgrounds and levels of seniority.

He is extremely focused on delivering high quality, relevant output and is always prepared to articulate the uncomfortable messages in the belief that transparency will encourage progress. This authenticity often lends credibility to that message and in turn, his advice is heeded.

Biggest Contribution to Patient Care 2018 - Winner: NHS Northern Eastern Western Devon CCG (Ryan Worth, Heather Edmond, Daniel Maldonado & Teresa Maclennan)

The team have worked with operational nursing staff, finance and administration to develop a report that will helps save significant admin and nursing time, facilitating the effective management of a comprehensive waiting list.

Members of the team participate in a fortnightly Technical Working Group (TWG) that is chaired by a senior nurse and has members from the operational team, data quality, finance and business intelligence. The reports, including any new ones being developed, are brought to TWG to ensure all disciplines are aware of the key operational information and can help shape new reports to ensure they are of maximum value.

Starting from scratch the team worked closely with clinical colleagues to source the required CHC data, understand recording and operational processes and validate the Information.

The judges said:

Continuing care is a difficult area where historically information has been poor. Team look to be building good relationships with operational staff providing a valued service – whilst at the same time introducing ways to model future services.

Team of the Year 2018 - Winner: Devon Partnership NHS Trust

The nomination for the Devon Partnership Trust Informatics team highlighted that the team ‘provides excellent support to a multitude of services within the Trust and beyond, providing intelligence to the clinicians and managers to improve quality and delivery of care. It has managed to keep a high reputation despite staffing pressures and as well as constantly challenging demands from new services. This has been achieved with no drop in service standards and with a good team spirit and humour’.

‘The team has developed interactive and user-friendly dashboards, co-designed with staff at all levels, including multidisciplinary clinicians. Dashboards feed from patient level, to team, through to locality, directorate level and Trust level, so teams can see and understand their data and performance at a base level so that they can be informed at a patient level, and the exception reporting can then be fed up through the hierarchy from Team to Trust Board in a coherent way’.

‘This has involved advanced analysis of indicators and various measures bringing in data from various sources to provide a triangulated analysis and intelligence, being co-produced with clinicians in order to get ownership and confidence in the data. The team has also provided training in use of the dashboards and advice on how to provide effective operational commentary, focusing on patients at all times’.