Training and Events

The training and events programme has been designed to support the development of staff in intelligence functions in the Midlands, alongside a wider cohort of analysts and decision-makers working in health and care organisations in each system.

Training and events are delivered through structured development programmes, short courses and a series of events – including INSIGHT, our annual festival of learning and sharing.  The programme is grouped into four key themes:

  • Improving decision-making practice – providing system leaders with practical tools & techniques for making better, more analytically-informed decisions
  • Strengthening analytical capability – building technical skills to undertake high-quality strategic analysis
  • Developing analytical leaders – fostering the skills analysts need to work more closely and effectively with decision-makers
  • Moving beyond the numbers – ensuring decisions are informed by findings from a range of disciplines

We also share information on a range of topics in the fortnightly Midlands Analyst Network Huddlesclick here to request to join the Midlands Analyst Network – we welcome new members!  And see the other communities of practice (CoP) for details of how to get involved with the Knowledge Mobilisation and Evaluation CoPs.


See the NEW 22/23 Prospectus:  Training & Development Prospectus 22-23


For more information, please contact: Programme Lead: Professor Mohammed A Mohammed

or Programme Manager: Rachel Caswell

The tiles below have further details of the courses in the Prospectus, including links to application forms.


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.

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3rd-14th October 2022, overview and programme

Introduction to Data Science

Eight sessions - 9.30am to 1.00pm. Dates: 05/09/22, 12/09/22, 19/09/22, 26/09/22, 03/10/22, 10/10/22, 17/10/22, 24/10/22

‘Thinking Tools’: a one-day training workshop

One day Workshop: Dates available 06/09/2022 and 07/11/2022

Population Health Management and Analytics

11 Modules available. Two hours online. PHM.1 - 06/09/22

Google is goodish

One hour webinar. Dates available: 09/09/22

Arguing with numbers

One-day online course . Date/s available: 13/09/22

Improvement Science

One day, online. Dates available: 14/09/22, 16/02/23

Communications Skills series

Three half-day modules - sign up for 1, 2 or all 3: First date 16/09/22

‘Economics for non-economists’: a one-day training workshop

One day workshop: Dates available 19/09/2022 and 14/11/2022