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July 17 at 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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South West Analytics and Infrastructure in Healthcare (SWAIH)

Bringing together people working with healthcare data from across the South West to discuss opportunities and challenges for healthcare data research within the South West.

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What is SWAIH?

With the release of the Goldacre Review in April 2022 and £13.5m funding offered to support development of regional Trusted Research Environments (TREs) the event will provide an important and timely forum to better understand and debate recent developments and also share knowledge and expertise from across the region.

What will SWAIH do?

Organised by PenARC, with a representative Steering Group from across the region, partners include Health Data Research UK, the Association of Professional Healthcare AnalystsARC WestARC Wessex and the South West Academic Health Science Network. SWAIH will provide analysts, infrastructure leads, decision makers, training specialists and researchers from across the region an opportunity to listen to expert speakers in the field of health data research, discuss and share current best practice from the sector and network with peers from across the South-West.

SWAIH will encourage participants to consider how the region can respond collectively, to develop shared plans that will improve the efficiency and impact of research and maximise benefits for patients.

Who’s invited?

To maximise participation, we encourage larger organisations to consider inviting colleagues from each of the following areas:

  • Infrastructure
    Professionals who facilitate and maintain the architecture required for data
    Example job roles: Data Engineer, Database Administrator, IT Manager, Cybersecurity Manager, Information Governance Manager
  • Researchers
    Professionals either working at academic institutions, actively participating in research or interested in participating in research
    Example job roles: Research Manager, Research nurse, Clinical lead for Research, Epidemiologist, Principal Investigator
  • Analysts & Scientists
    Professionals directly responsible for the curation, interpretation and visualisation of data in their organisations
    Example job roles: Information Analyst, Performance Analyst, Costing Analyst, ESR Analyst, Data Scientist
  • Decision Makers
    Professionals with strategic oversight of data within their organisations
    Example job roles: Executive Director, Chief Information Officer, Chief Analytical Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Head of Analytics/BI
  • Training
    Professionals who are responsible for training, upskilling or are interested in developing themselves in the field of data science or research
    Example job roles: Apprenticeship Manager, Information Manager, BI Manager

How do I register?

All attendees will need to register for this event via email.

If you would be interested in attending, but your SW-based healthcare organisation is not listed below, or you are not aware of who is attending on behalf of your organisation, please contact us for more information


This event will be held at Sandy Park in Exeter.
Sandy Park is close to the M5 and Digby and Sowton railway station. We encourage attendees to use public transport or arrange car shares.


Arrival from 08:45 for a 09:30 start. The event will finish at around 16:30.

Organisations confirmed as attending:

Applied Research Collaboration South West Peninsula
Applied Research Collaboration Wessex
Applied Research Collaboration West
Association of Professional Healthcare Analysts
Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board
Bristol Trials Centre
Clinical Research Network – South West Peninsula
Clinical Research Network – Wessex
CoLab Exeter
Cornwall Council
Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Devon Partnership Trust
Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust
Health Data Research UK
Livewell South West
NHS Blood and Transplant
NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly
NHS Devon
NHS England
NHS England – South West
NHS Somerset
NIHR Exeter Biomedical Research Centre
North Bristol NHS Trust
Plymouth City Council
Royal College of General Practitioners 
Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust 
Somerset Council
Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
South West Academic Health Science Network 
South West Digital Health and Care Network
South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Torbay Council
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
University of Bristol
University of Exeter
University of Plymouth

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Event details

July 17
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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