Healthcare Analyst Faculty

 The Improvement Academy is setting up a “Healthcare Analyst Faculty” to enable analysts working in healthcare to come together periodically to showcase best-practice in the region and to learn new skills and approaches. The creation of a network of analysts who are willing to share ideas and help people in similar situations will support assessing the impact of improvement projects in the region.

The topics and priorities will be dictated by the members of the faculty, and initial suggestions include:

  • Advanced Statistical Process Control techniques, such as CUSUM plots and Days Between Event charts
  • Data visualisation tools and techniques
  • Options for producing maps, both static and interactive
  • When and how to use statistical tests
  • Accessing available NHS datasets
  • Introduction to Computer Simulation Modelling
  • Sankey flow diagrams
  • Survey analysis visualisations
  • Dashboard design principles

When will the Healthcare Analyst Faculty meet?

The first meeting was held on Monday 27th February 2017 in Leeds (NHS Horizon, 2 Brewery Wharf, Kendall Street, Leeds, LS10 1JR). There were 54 attendees from a variety of organisations including Acute Trusts, Mental Health Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups and Councils.

Presentations from the event are available below.

Andrew Barraclough Making Connections
Paul Stroner Analytics Hubs, Communities of Practice and a glimpse into the future
The Role of Generalist Analytical Practitioner
Association of Professional Health Analysts (AphA)
Shane Mullen   Joint Strategic Needs Assessment - Techniques and approach
Future in Mind Outcomes Framework
MCP Outcomes Framework - Proposal
Prof. Mohammed Mohammed  How to investigate hospital mortality statistics
HSMR An illustrative case study
Brian Kelly Child Autism
Michael Rooney Patient Safety Dashboard
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As part of the launch event Paul Stroner presented informatio on Apha, the Association of Professional Healthcare Analysts. 

Who is eligible to join?

The faculty is open to all interested people, but is likely to be particularly suited to analysts and roles involved with assessing the impact of improvement work in healthcare.

Who do I contact to find out more?

The workshops will be run by Prof. Mohammed Mohammed (Academic Advisor, Improvement Academy and Professor of Healthcare, Quality & Effectiveness, University of Bradford) and Garry Fothergill (Lead Manager - Analytics for Improvement, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals). Participants will have the option to demonstrate their own work to enable other analysts to see different approaches.

To find out more information or to apply to be part of this new Analyst Faculty, please contact Natalie Jackson at Natalie.Jackson@yhahsn.nhs.uk or 01274 383931.


Patient Flow

Simulation Modelling can be used to examine a number of issues such as Patient Flow

Further Information


Natalie Jackson


01274 383931