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 – see the INSIGHT 2022 recordings here (and see last year’s recordings here).  The training 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 22/23 Prospectus:  Training & Development Prospectus 22-23

And the 22/23 Prospectus summary

The following training sessions are starting in January and are available to book now:

Name of course Next course start date Format Link to webpage / registration
Midlands Analyst Network Huddle 26/01/2023 1 hour online Click to register
Understanding and reporting Hospital Mortality Statistics with Professor Mohammed Mohammed 17/01/2023 1 half day online Click to book
Understanding variation with Professor Mohammed Mohammed 08/02/2023  1-day, 09:30-16:00 Click to book
Improvement Science  with Professor Mohammed Mohammed 01/03/2023 1-day, 09:30-16:00 Click to book

For more information, please contact: Programme Manager: Rachel Caswell or Programme Lead: Professor Mohammed A Mohammed


The tiles below have further details of the courses in the Prospectus, including links to application forms.  Use the search function to find the course you are interested in.

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How did the pandemic affect access to care? Our in-depth report is the first of its kind to analyse the impact on care access for all health diagnoses and identify focus areas for reducing health inequalities. Read the full report here:

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Introduction to pop health management @MidlandsDSN @Strategy_Unit

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Insight 2022 – Day 7 – Smarter decision making for your ICS

29th November 2022, 14:00-15:45. Recording now available!

Insight 2022 – Day 8 – How can you be evidently better when making decisions?

30th November 2022, 10:00-11:00. Recording now available!

Insight 2022 – Day 8 – Sarah-Jane Marsh: Insights from decision-making practice

30th November 2022, 14:00-15:00. Recording now available!

NHS-R Community introduction to R and R Studio

Two half-days. Dates: 04/10/22 and 05/10/22; 10/01/23 and 11/01/23; 16/03/22 and 17/03/23

Theory of Constraints for Patient Flow Course

1 day course. Date /s available: 11/10/2022

Introduction to RMarkdown

Two half-days. Dates: 18/10/22 and 19/10/22; 06/02/23 and 07/02/23; 04/04/23 and 05/02/23

Economics and Evaluation

Dates: 25/10/2022, 03/11/2022, 10/11/2022, 17/11/2022 and 24/11/2022