Training Needs of South West Health and Care Analysts Realised in Assessment Report Published Today
The South West Academic Health Science Network (SW AHSN) in collaboration with the Association of Professional Healthcare Analysts (APhA) are exploring the training needs of analysts and specialists working in the NHS and health and care organisations across the South West. Between December 2016 and February 2017, an online needs assessment was carried out by the partnership to obtain this valuable information.
We would like to thank the 115 people who responded to the assessment survey. Your responses will be vital in helping the SW AHSN and AphA to understand data analysts current training needs and gaps. We will also be using the insight to develop a regional training programme which will provide analysts with tools, resources and contacts to provide timely information and insight to inform the decisions that are influencing and driving health and care transformation.
The needs assessment gathered feedback on the current skills across a range of roles including NHS and health and care information analysts and specialists, Public Health analysts and performance analysts.
Headlines from the assessment:
- There is already a good level of expertise in Excel and Databases – these are valued as core skills.
- Skills/knowledge gaps in forecasting, Quantum Geographic Information System (QGIS), Structured Query Language (SQL) and Statistical Process Control (SPC)
- Training is required for presenting/visualisation and statistical analysis.
- An active network/forum is welcomed.
You can view the full report here
Want to find out more?
Come along to our launch event, being held at Exeter Racecourse on Thursday 27 April 2017, to find out what the training programme will entail, how to express your interest and how you can join the network of like-minded health and care information analysts across the South West.
Further information, an agenda and details of how you can register will be available on our events page shortly.