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Commissioning workshop: Informatics in health and care service planning

Date: 11 February 2016
Venue: London

The Faculty of Public Health (FPH) will be delivering a one-day workshop aimed at understanding the current challenges faced by commissioning, national policy imperatives and the need for an 'integrated intelligence' approach.

In the increasingly competitive environments of the NHS and local authorities where limited budgets are available, the robust planning and evaluation of health and care services has become more important than ever. Commissioners across public health, the NHS and social care increasingly need to use linked datasets to answer complex questions relating to whole-system transformation.

The following five key aspects towards designing and developing linked datasets will be covered on the day:

  • Understanding the datasets available and the quality behind them
  • The process of data warehousing, mining and linkage
  • The legal basis for developing linked datasets
  • The application of linked datasets and their benefits over Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) core datasets
  • System modelling.

This training workshop is open to public health consultants who have an interest, or who lead, in JSNA/intelligence and wish to learn more about the key elements and interdependencies that enable the system-leadership role to improve health and care informatics at a local level.

For a booking form or further information please contact Gareth Cooke, Courses & Curriculum Co-ordinator, at