This section provides useful links for the following:

  • Where to go for more about data and analysis as a profession
  • What roles are available within healthcare and how these roles map to data and analytical professions across government
  • The work being done to raise the profile of the profession


The Digital Data and Technology Capability Framework describes the job roles in the Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) Profession across government and provides details of the skills needed to work at each role level.

GAF - government analysis career function framework

The Government Analysis Function (AF) Career Framework describes typical analytical roles which exist across government. It also includes the main skills required to perform each role at varied skill levels.

Pan NHS Data & Analytical framework (Alpha)

Work is currently underway to develop a healthcare-focused data and analysis competency framework; it is led by AphA, who conducted the initial scoping reporting April 2021. The testing framework is currently being developed and is due to be tested across the NHS in autumn and winter of 2021/22, with a draft framework due for release in April 2022. Progress on this work will be reported via the Developing Data and Analysis as a Profession Board. (Please note that this is a link to FutureNHS for which registration is required).

Developing Data and Analysis as a Profession Board

This board brings together key stakeholders from across the health sector to work together to develop analytics as a profession using a consistent, shared and transparent approach, with priorities and actions agreed and developed between key stakeholders.


Association of Professional Healthcare Analysts works to raise the profile of and represent the voice of health and care analysts as a recognised and respected industry expert by providing a professional framework and an established support network.

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