This event is being held in Skipton House, not Wellington House. Apologies for sending the uncorrected version
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Subject: Health Statistics Users Group Half-Day Event, October 8
Health Statistics Users Group Half-Day Event
This half day meeting is the second in a series of learning/professional development events on working with Health and Social Care Information and Statistics
This series of training/professional development events, organised by HSUG, are intended to introduce a range of different and valuable sources of health information, and answer the questions:
? Why do we need health and social care data?
? How are health and social care data collected and held?
? Where can I access health and social care data and how can it be used?
The focus of the event is on:
Policy Development in health and social care, including:
- How information is used for health policy development
- Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)
Social care statistics:
This session will introduce the national resource of information for social care services across England that has been developed by the Information Centre, which provides a range of information that reveal how social care is delivered
When? Friday 8 October 2010
Where? Wellington House, room 102A, Department of Health, Skipton House, London SE1, London
Cost? Free Event
Must register for the event by e-mailing [log in to unmask]
For more information about HSUG please go to http://www.rss.org.uk/HSUG.
This training/professional development event will be an opportunity to learn more about the various different data sources and variety of work in the area of Health and Social Care Information and Statistics.
If you have:
* just qualified and are looking for a career in health information, public health intelligence or health informatics
* recently started working in any of these fields
* worked in an analytical job for a while, but only recently moved to the health field
* learned a lot about your own area of health information, but now want to gain a broader picture
Then this event is aimed at you!
13.00 - 13.10 Refreshments
13.10 - 13.20 Welcome and Introduction
Deana Leadbeter (HSUG)
13.20- 14.00 ''Joint Strategic Needs Assessment: Past, Present and Future".
Neil Bendel (Manchester PCT)
This will describe the background to the development of Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (JSNA), some of the current areas of work and the role that JSNAs might play in the new NHS. Since 1 April 2008, local authorities and PCTs have been under a statutory duty to produce JSNAs, which are intended to establish the current and future health and wellbeing needs of a population, leading to improved outcomes and reductions in health inequalities
14.00-14:40 ''Overview and demonstration of the National Adult Social Care Intelligence Service (NASCIS)''
Kate Anderson (Information Centre)
This presentation will provide background to The National Adult Social Care Intelligence Service (NASCIS) http://www.nascis.ic.nhs.uk. This is owned and delivered by the NHS Information Centre for health and social care (IC), and is central to the IC's strategic direction on adult social care. Designed in partnership with the Department of Health, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) and other national bodies, NASCIS is a single national resource for timely, relevant and useful information relating to the provision and performance of adult social care across England. The service is a collection of data, analytic tools and resources designed to facilitate national and local benchmarking, link health and social care datasets, and support the commissioning agenda.
14.40-15.20 ''How statisticians can influence government policy''
Arun Bhoopal (Department of Health)
This talk will describe how government statisticians can play a key role in supporting all aspects of policy development from concept through to design to help answer big questions like - what should the policy look like ? how will we measure the outcome of policy?
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