Our national Health Services Modelling Associates (HSMA) programme is returning in April for its sixth iteration! The scheme offers staff working in policing and health and social care organisations the opportunity to develop skills in modelling and data science and apply them to a project to address an important issue for their organisation.
Developed by our Operational Research and Data Science Team, PenCHORD, the programme has generated the evidence to support multi-million pound investments in mental health and urgent care services, improved outcomes for patients and service users across policing, social and health care and developed inter-ARC collaborations to share knowledge and increase service capacity using Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and Operational Research. The programme has led to the establishment of brand new modelling and Data Science roles within NHS organisations, support for the COVID-19 mass vaccination programme and significant career progression for analysts. HSMA is also proud to be the first course accredited by the Association for Professional Healthcare Analysts (AphA) and is now offering certification for course participants.
HSMA Programme lead, Dr Daniel Chalk said
“We’re hugely excited to launch the sixth round of the HSMA Programme with a renewed focus on building a strong, collaborative, inclusive and supportive community of both fledgling and experienced data scientists from across health, social care and policing sectors.”
There are 100 free places open to anyone working for non-commercial organisations in health, social care or policing in England.
A Virtual Open Day will be held online on 13th December, 09:00-16:30, with the opportunity to hear more about the programme and speak with the HSMA trainers and current and past participants about their projects and experience. In addition, for those considering applying to the next round of the programme, more information about the programme and the application process will be provided, in addition to a series of workshops spread across the day offering mini “tasters” of HSMA training content and showcasing of the research work of the PenCHORD team.
Applications will be launched following the Open Day. Please email email@example.com if you’d like to receive an application pack.