Midlands Analyst Network and Huddles

The Midlands Analyst Network was created to provide a space for analysts to share information, ideas and resources, as well as seek advice and guidance from one another.

See below on how to become a member and how to join the fortnightly Huddles

Welcome to the Midlands Analyst Network

Thank you for being part of our growing community!

If you are an analyst who works in health and care in the Midlands then join the Midlands Analyst Network!

The Network has over 850 members from a range of health and care and other organisations and with representation from all members of the Midlands Decision Support Network.  Established in April 2020 the Network provides a space for analysts across the Midlands to share information, ideas and resources, as well as seek advice and guidance from one another.

Your Network Lead: Rachel Caswell

Rachel is a Senior Healthcare Analyst in the Strategy Unit who is working to broaden the scope of the Network.  Rachel is also the Operational Lead for the Network’s Training & Development Programme.

Fortnightly Huddles

Rachel hosts a fortnightly online Huddle on MS Teams (see link below).  The Huddles cover a large range of topics and you are very welcome to join one at any time – for quick access to a Huddle, just follow the link below.  You don’t have to be a member of the Midlands Analyst Network to come to a Huddle but if you’d like to be kept up to date with all future Huddles and training opportunities then just contact Rachel and we’ll take it from there.

We try to keep them as informal but as informative as possible and welcome contributions from Network members as well from academia, subject specialists, national and occasionally international presenters.

If you have any queries about the Huddles, how to access them, if you want to find out what’s gone before, or you want to present then please do contact Rachel.

Next Huddle: 7th March 2024 (11-12): Using the Community Services Dataset (CSDS) to investigate variation in access to community services

Community services are a vital yet under-examined part of our health system. We know comparatively little about how access to community services varies according to where a person lives. And we have still less data on how access varies by social or demographic group. Without an understanding of these essentials, the NHS may be falling short when it comes to delivering current services and planning services for the future.

In this Huddle, Andrew Jones (Strategy Unit) will share the findings of a report commissioned by the Midlands and South West DSNs. The report investigates variation in access to community services and what the impact of this variation might be. The Huddle will bring together colleagues from across the Midlands, the South West of England, and the rest of the country.

So if you are an analyst who wants to find out more about the Community Services Dataset (CSDS) or and / or are interested in the findings of this report then please do join us, everyone is welcome!

We look forward to seeing you all at the next Huddle!

Recordings of past Huddles are available to view from the links below, including:

  • Recent Huddles
  • More recordings (links below)
  • The Midlands Analyst Network Huddles

    These are held every fortnight, on a Thursday morning between 11:00 and 12:00 and everyone is very welcome to come along.  For further info and/or if you would like to join the Network and receive invites to every Huddle, then please contact the Network lead, Rachel Caswell, rachel.caswell@nhs.net

    To join any of the Huddles

    Just click the link below and when you then open Teams, you’ll arrive in the Teams mtg waiting room – we’ll welcome you into the meeting just before 11 …

    Thanks and hope to see you soon!

    Midlands Analysts Network Huddles - Teams Link to the fortnightly Huddles, every other Thursday 11-12

    MAN Huddle Recordings

    MAN Huddle: 22/04/24
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    MAN Huddle 08/02/24
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    MAN Huddle 25/01/24
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    MAN Huddle 11/01/24
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    MAN Huddle 14/12/23
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    MAN Huddle 30/11/23

    Presentation

    Questions and Answers and Key Links

    The Health Service Modelling Associates (HSMA) Programme (https://sites.google.com/nihr.ac.uk/hsma)

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    MAN Huddle: 16/11/23
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    MAN Huddle 19/10/23
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    MAN Huddle 05/10/23
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    MAN Huddle 21/09/23
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    MAN Huddle 24/08/23
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    MAN Huddle 10/08/23

    NHSE National Data Service contact details dataservice@hee.nhs.uk

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    MAN Huddle 27/07/23

    Huddle Presentation

    Full Report: Exploring MSK Patient Pathways Patient Experiences: Facilitators and Barriers. And The Way Forward

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    MAN Huddle 13/07/23
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    MAN Huddle 29/06/23
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    MAN Huddle 15/06/23
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    MAN Huddle 01/06/23

    Resources

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    MAN Huddle 18/05/23

    Resources

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    MAN Huddle 04/05/23
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    MAN Huddle 20/04/23
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    MAN Huddle 06/04/23
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    MAN Huddle 23/03/23
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    MAN Huddle 09/03/23
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    MAN Huddle 23/02/23
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    MAN Huddle 09/02/23
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    MAN Huddle 12/01/23
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    MAN Huddle 15/12/22
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    MAN Huddle 01/12/22
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    MAN Huddle 20/10/22
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    MAN Huddle 06/10/22
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    MAN Huddle 22/09/22
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    MAN Huddle 08/09/22
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    MAN Huddle 25/08/22
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    MAN Huddle 11/08/22
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    MAN Huddle 14/07/22
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    MAN Huddle 30/06/2022
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    MAN Huddle 16/06/2022
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    MAN Huddle 19/05/2022
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    MAN Huddle 05/05/22
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    MAN Huddle 21/04/22
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    MAN Huddle 07/04/22
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    MAN Huddle 24/03/2022
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    MAN Huddle 10/03/2022
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    MAN Huddle 24/02/2022
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    MAN Huddle 10/02/2022
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    MAN Huddle 27/01/2022
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    MAN Huddle 13/01/2022
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