PHM analytics and decision support

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We provide expert analytical advice and support, underpinned by optimal data management, insight tools and PHM capability to enable evidence-based decisions, address health inequalities and align services to Triple Aim.

Through a combination of services, we co-design and tailor bespoke PHM solutions based on your needs, to enable you to:

  • Identify groups at risk
  • Tackle health inequalities
  • Plan services according to population health needs
  • Facilitate changes to performance frameworks
  • Monitor interventions
  • Develop skills or provide additional capacity.

IT, infrastructure and interoperability
IT, infrastructure and interoperability

  • Shared technology and digital infrastructure
  • Information governance and cyber

Data and analytics
Data and analytics

  • Data management and linkage
  • Advanced and predictive analytics

System decision support
System decision support

  • System analysis
  • Opportunity analysis
  • Data interpretation

Outcomes and performance
Outcomes and performance

  • Outcomes and performance monitoring
  • Financial performance planning and moniroting
  • Benchmarking and continuous improvement
  • Strategic partnering

Capacity and capability
Capacity and capability

  • Skills network
  • Training and career development
  • Strategic partnering

Our key strengths

  • Data and analytics tools in one place, allowing systems to invest once and drive efficiencies
  • A centralised position able to deploy analytics across the system achieving deeper insight
  • Large range of specialist skills combined with knowledge of local health systems
  • An independent view, and ideally placed to facilitate knowledge sharing between systems
  • Strong track record of delivering PHM results in primary care
  • Career path for development of niche skills.

Key leads

Clare Thomason

Lead for services in Lancashire, Cheshire and Merseyside

Miranda Pilkington

Lead for services to NHS England and national bodies
Peter Spilsbury

Peter Spilsbury

Lead for PHM analytics and decision support
Image of  Debbie Bywater

Debbie Bywater

Lead for Digital transformation and IT

We think you’ll need

  • Digital technologies for collection, analysis and sharing of data between care providers
  • Access to good quality patient data to draw actionable insight and inform planning decisions
  • Strong information governance frameworks for safe and compliant use of data
  • Advanced analytics and predictive modelling capability and capacity now and in the future
  • Investing in talent and skill development to ensure PHM stays on the cutting edge
  • Establishing a shared PHM mindset at place level to enable a networked approach to PHM.
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News, views and case studies

27 February 2024

In-depth analysis and insight: A cancer pathway review within Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Integrated Care Board

As referenced in the national NHS priorities and operational planning guidance for 2023/24, the significance of early cancer diagnosis is an NHS…

20 February 2024

Enhancing stroke risk management by developing a comprehensive reporting dashboard

The implementation of the cardiovascular disease prevention dashboard markedly enhanced stroke prevention strategies, offering healthcare providers critical data on key risk factors…

8 February 2024

Transforming tobacco control: How our data analytics improved health outcomes

The development of interactive dashboards and comprehensive data analysis significantly helped NHS Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care System to enhance the effectiveness…

31 January 2024

Empowering healthcare workers in population health management

Our Health Economics Unit (HEU), in a successful collaboration with the Midlands Decision Support Network, has marked a significant milestone with the…

29 January 2024

Understanding performance drivers across urgent care pathways

Our Business Intelligence team in partnership with Herefordshire and Worcestershire Integrated Care Board, revolutionised data management and decision-making processes within the urgent care pathway, enhancing both…

14 November 2023

NHS Midlands and Lancashire exhibiting at NHS Providers Show

We are excited to share that we will be participating in the upcoming NHS Providers Show on 14-15 November. This event is…

13 November 2023

Navigating winter challenges with a proactive resilience strategy

Our strategy in navigating winter challenges enabled real-time monitoring and prompt adjustments in urgent and emergency care capacity, significantly improving patient outcomes…

9 November 2023

Driving healthcare transformation through data-driven intelligence

We achieved a system-wide enhancement in healthcare service delivery, decision-making efficiency, and operational effectiveness through advanced data management and performance analytics. Background…

3 November 2023

Examining health inequalities among people with learning disabilities in Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland

This study revealed significant health disparities among people with learning disabilities in Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland, prompting targeted prevention efforts, increased awareness…

2 November 2023

Highlights from the NHS-R/NHS.pycom Conference 2023: Fostering collaboration and innovation in healthcare analytics

At this year’s NHS-R/NHS.pycom Conference 2023, the NHS-R Community and its co-community NHS.pycom put together an exciting event to foster collaboration and…

1 November 2023

Revisit the first national Health and Care Analytics (HACA) Conference 2023

Health and Care Analytics (HACA) 2023 was the first national annual conference bringing together analysts and promoting, celebrating and advancing health and…

4 September 2023

Excellence in Informatics Accreditation achieved

We are thrilled to announce that our Data, Digital and Technology directorate has achieved the prestigious “Excellence in Informatics” Level 2 accreditation…

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