A resource to support analysts working in health and care, created originally through Bristol Health Partners’ Using Data Better programme, has been adopted and developed for national use by the Health Foundation and the Association of Professional Healthcare Analysts.
To make the best use of data to improve health and care, we need to recognise and support the vital role of analysts who share insights from it. It is increasingly important for analysts to work in open and collaborative ways. There are many projects and tools which seek to help them do this, but few places where this is consolidated and shared.
Bristol Health Partners is committed to supporting analysts locally. We drew on the expertise of John Kellas and Dr Sophie Taysom to develop an online resource for analysts to help them learn about, and share, different tools and resources.
This project was originally aimed at our region of Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, and has now been adopted for national use by the Health Foundation and Association for Professional Healthcare Analysts.
The Health Foundation has a longstanding commitment to improve analytical capability in support of health and care services. The Association of Professional Healthcare Analysts aims to raise the profile of healthcare analysts and provide a professional support network. Together, these organisations are now the hosts for the ‘Open Analytics Resource for Health and Care’. They are building on our initial work to share an increasing range of projects, policy documents, tools and organisational links which will help analysts.