Thursday, March 14, 2013, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (Greenwich Mean Time : Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London)
Thursday 14 March, 5pm at the Royal Statistical Society
The statistical implications of the reorganisation of the health system in England – who needs which statistics for what purpose?
The 2012 Health and Social Care Act has led to the transfer of responsibilities from Strategic Health Authorities and Primary Care Trusts to National, Regional and Local Commissioning Bodies. And local authorities have been given a major role in relation to public health. New accountability mechanisms – the NHS Outcomes Framework and the Public Health Outcomes Framework – establish the desired outcomes of the health system.
What does this mean for official statistics about health, in England? What changes are the producers of these statistics planning, and how well will the changes meet the needs of users of health statistics?
A range of speakers will talk about:
- the impact of the new arrangements on data collection and the provision of data and statistics
- the statistical needs of public health analysts, and how these are being addressed
- meeting the requirements of diverse users, the tensions in multiple uses of health data, and where and how information is published.
The meeting should help inform the dialogue between producers and users about specific statistical needs, and also play a role in helping to refine the "strategic framework of information needs" being developed by the Health Statistics User Group, which includes enhancing the comparability of health statistics from different sources.
Mark Svenson - Department of Health - and Andy Sutherland - Health and Social Care Information Centre.
Sylvia Godden - NHS South West London: Public Health Directorate.
Veena Raleigh - The King’s Fund.
Jürgen Schmidt - Department of Health: Public Health England.
Attendance is free but pre-registration is encouraged. Meeting contact: Richard Laux (Richard.Laux@statistics.gov.uk). For a map and directions see www.rss.org.uk/findus. We expect the meeting to finish by 6:30pm.
Royal Statistical Society
12 Errol Street