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.
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.
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.
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!
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, email@example.com
Midlands Analysts Network Huddles - Teams Link to the fortnightly Huddles, every other Thursday 11-12
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I just wanted to drop a note to say how fabulous the huddles are, very informative, and you run them so well I really look forward to them.
“I would like to say they (the Huddles) have been an inspiration to me and brought a sense of the wider analyst community to my role which I previously was missing. This has been especially appreciated as I have working from home since March, so the sense of community and ‘all in it together’ is really valuable.”
Presentation slides: Health Profile Reports for the East and West Midlands
Presentation slides: Association between household context and emergency hospital use