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Key updates

AnalystX Observatory State of the Nation Survey - survey now closed

The AnalystX Observatory recently conducted a State of the Nation survey so that we can, for the first time, paint a national picture on data and analytical professional teams.

The aim is to gain a better understanding of team structures, retention, management and challenges across health and care, with feedback from teams helping to shape work at a national level to support data and analytical colleagues going forward.

Find out more about the survey and why we are carrying it out

The survey has now closed and results are currently being evaluated. We will feed back on the results and our next steps via this gateway later in the year.

Updated 21 April 2022

Open Source Software in Health and Social Care (8 March 2022)

Want to help promote open source working in health and care?

If you or your team are involved in producing digital tools and publishing them (or thinking about publishing them), then Standards and Interoperability would love you to get involved in their forthcoming open source work.

There are three ways to engage:

  • By completing our open source survey, which closes on 18 February 2022.
  • By helping us to develop case studies for our open source playbook. You can showcase your open source approaches until 1 March 2022.
  • Through our public consultation on the first draft of our Open Source Policy, which starts on 1 March 2022 and runs until April.

Please feel free to get in touch at interop.standards@nhsx.nhs.uk with any questions or comments, to talk to us about potential case studies, or to be informed when our draft policy goes public.

National Competency Framework for health and care data community

The Association of Professional Healthcare Analysts (AphA) was commissioned by NHSX to develop and test

the Alpha phase of the development of a national competency framework for data in health and care.

The Alpha stage programme evaluation report is now available to download.

A booklet is also available to download, which has been developed to guide you through a defined set of core competencies for data professionals in health and care.

Goldacre Review

Goldacre Review is in response to the Goldacre et al paper on Bringing NHS data analysis into the 21st century the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has asked Dr Ben Goldacre to carry out a new review focusing on the more efficient and safe use of health data for research and analysis for the benefit of patients and the healthcare sector.


Added on 25 November 2021

Data Saves Lives: Reshaping Health and Social Care with Data

The draft Data Strategy "Data Saves Lives: Reshaping Health and Social Care with Data" sets out the vision and a clear action plan to make better use of data to save lives.

Added on 25 November 2021

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