‘Developing your ICS Intelligence Functions’: Free Webinars

What is an ‘Intelligence Function’? What value can they add to decision making? How can they be configured and who needs to be involved? What lessons can be drawn from current practice?

In readiness for the introduction of the NHSE/I guidance for ICS Intelligence Functions and supporting toolkit, the Strategy Unit are hosting a series of webinars to help analytical leads and other stakeholders develop their ICS Intelligence Functions.

Case studies from the toolkit developed for NHSE/I by the Strategy Unit, with advisory input from Nuffield Trust, will be shared as part of the webinars. Through these case studies, attendees will learn from systems and networks who have already made progress in enhancing their system-level intelligence. They will also be supported to understand the varied approaches they can take in delivering their own and the various support available to them in doing so. These webinars are practical, open sessions with those who have already made a start; talking about the opportunities and challenges of building cross-system intelligence. Attendees will have the opportunity to share and discuss best practice, build networks and ask questions. The webinars hosted by the Strategy Unit will be held virtually. If you have any queries regarding the webinars, please contact Karen Bradley or Romaana Kapadi.

Places are free but you will need to book onto each of the four sessions here:

1. Developing your ICS Intelligence Functions: Learning from South West London Health and Care Partnership (03/05/2022, 11am-12pm) 

About this webinar: “During the COVID-19 pandemic, SWL developed a COVID Dashboard to support Population Health Management in the system. Exploiting the full potential of this dashboard has required developing the analytical capability of their staff and supporting data ‘users’ to make the most of the linked datasets it contains. This webinar will focus on how they have done this, providing vital ‘real-world’ experience of creating and using a PHM platform.”

The recording of this webinar will be available on the website soon!

2. Developing your ICS Intelligence Functions: Learning from Kent and Medway ICS (20/05/2022, 2pm-3pm) Register here for webinar 2

About this webinar: “K&M are focused on creating a strong ‘data culture’ in the ICS. This webinar will focus on the role in this of the Kent Research Network for Education and Learning (KeRNEL) and how they have established a linked data set across health and social care, in support of their approach.”

3. Developing your ICS Intelligence Functions: Learning from the Midlands Decision Support Network and Black Country and West Birmingham (04/05/2022, 10am-11am) 

About this webinar: “The Midlands Decision Support Network is a collaboration of all Midlands ICSs; cooperating over joint analytical projects; training and development to enhance analytical capability and networking analytical staff across the region. This webinar will discuss what this model looks like and benefits of doing analytical work ‘once for all’. How members of the network have used this offer to work for their systems will be discussed through the example of the Black Country and West Birmingham ICS.”

The recording of this webinar will be available on the website soon!

4. Developing your ICS Intelligence Functions: Learning from the Local Knowledge and Intelligence Service (06/05/2022, 2pm-3pm)

About this webinar: “The Local Knowledge and Intelligence Service is a key part of regional intelligence support infrastructure; in particular around population health intelligence and surveillance support to ICSs. This webinar will focus on how LKIS can support systems to deliver cross-system intelligence functions through identifying and building analytical capability; networking analytical resources; and brokering access to national population health analytics tools and support offers, amongst other opportunities.”

The recording of this webinar will be available on the website soon!