Knowledge Library

The Knowledge Library is a collection of evidence and analysis produced by members of the Midlands Decision Support Network, to encourage knowledge sharing and avoid unnecessary duplication. Browse areas of interest using the pre-set filters or search for a word or phrase using the search facility in the panel down the left-hand side.

INSIGHT 2022 is coming! Monday 3rd October until Friday 14th October. Our theme this year is 'The science and craft of decision making' exploring how high quality analysis can inspire and drive change in health and care systems
Register here:

MDSN Training: ‘Fundamentals of Data Science for Health and Care Using R’
An Eight session course introducing the basic ideas of Data Science using R
Starting 05/09/22 and led by Filippo Cavallari & @PennyHolborn @DataSciCampus
Further info & register:

Closing date for bookings: 11.08.22

Looks likely to be oversubscribed but those on the stand-by list will be notified of further dates when they're available to book.

@apha_analysts @MidlandsDSN @DigitalDiscuss2 @DHCNIO @DHCCIO @HealthCION @NHSrCommunity @HEE_DigiReady

When A&E attendances fell during the pandemic, why did families coming to hospital seeking help with #InfantFeeding rise?
Our new published study explores why and the need for greater support.

Policy ambitions to reduce health-care inequalities in hip-replacement surgery, in England and Wales, have not been realised.
Inequities in access are substantial and persistent.

Read our recent study in @LancetRH_Europe

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  • Care Homes
  • Hospices
  • Inequalities
  • Mental Health Services
  • Primary and Community
  • Secondary
  • System Wide
Publication types
  • Analysis
  • Conference presentation
  • Midlands Analysts Network
  • Research
  • Service improvement
  • Strategy development
  • Tools and templates
Development centres
  • Birmingham and Solihull DSU
  • Black Country and West Birmingham DSU
  • Coventry and Warwickshire DSU
  • Derbyshire DSU
  • Herefordshire and Worcestershire DSU
  • Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland DSU
  • Linconshire DSU
  • NHSE/ I Midlands DSU
  • Northamptonshire DSU
  • Nottingham and Nottinghamshire DSU
  • Quality Review Service
  • Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin DSU
  • Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent DSU
  • The Strategy Unit
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Please see our content management strategy for guidance on how to submit publications to the knowledge library

Knowledge Library – Content Management Strategy