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Latest paper says the NHS needs to work more effectively with analysts to maximise the potential of its data

16 July 2020

In the latest paper to be published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, more than 20 data experts working in the NHS and health and care environment conclude that there are currently missed opportunities in the potential usage of NHS data.

The paper, Bringing NHS data analysis into the 21st century’, looks at the ways data analysis can be more of a collaboration between academics, clinicians and the analytics workforce. By identifying priority actions for a range of organisations, the paper provides a clear case for and route to improving support for the NHS analytic workforce.

As part of our Using Data Better programme, Bristol Health Partners helped contribute local insights to the paper.

Oliver Watson, Joint Chief Operating Officer at Bristol Health Partners said: “It’s been hugely gratifying to be involved in this coalition that wants to make the best use of NHS data by better supporting the people doing practical projects with it. By updating on the work we have been doing to bring together academics with local analysts, there was an opportunity for us to provide our knowledge and experience of these type of collaborations. We are pleased to be involved in this important discussion, and now look forward to working with colleagues to see what more we can do locally to make progress.”

Read the full paper here.

Latest paper says the NHS needs to work more effectively with analysts to maximise the potential of its data
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