We frequently have opportunities at grades ranging from band 5 to band 9 across a range of analytical teams and locations. These are advertised on NHS Jobs (www.jobs.nhs.uk), either individually or collectively. We recommend that you register on NHS Jobs to see if there are any existing opportunities and to receive alerts about jobs which match your skills and interests as they arise.
Analytical Services Group is led by the Chief Analyst and is made up of four analytical teams:
- Analytical Insight Resource Unit
- Commissioning & Policy Analytical Unit
- Medical and Nursing Analytical Unit
- Operational Research and Evaluation Unit
We support the breadth of NHS England’s responsibilities and undertake a wide variety of work ranging from bespoke modelling to support new policy initiatives to analysing data and surveys to understand the NHS performance.
Some examples of our projects include; modelling future levels of hospital activity and production of a tool to help support local areas for long term planning; evaluating the success of new ways of delivering care to patients as part of the delivery of the NHS Five Year Forward View; analysis to understand the drivers behind cancer waiting times; analysis of the drivers behind the growth in GP referrals; and modelling to support the Maternity Review including development of a model for understanding and planning midwifery workload.
The Analysis and Insight for Finance Team provide support to the Finance functions of NHS England. This includes analysis to support specialised services commissioning policy, working out how to allocate approx. £100 billion of funding to local areas to commission care for patients in their locality and developing appropriate ways to pay providers of NHS services. The team also support the development of the amount and how hospitals and other providers are paid for the care they deliver.
OIC is an analytical service supporting NHS England by providing information, analysis and analytical support. We have an aim of 'do once and automate' wherever possible and therefore produce national products for use by the centre and locally. This approach reduces the analytical overhead enabling us to support local analysis where required and ensures consistency of reporting from Cumbria to Cornwall.
Example projects include:
- Supporting NHS planning by collecting and assuring plans to ensure that Clinical Commissioning Groups can commission the care their patients need within the resources they have available
- Monitoring and assurance of delivery against plan within the NHS, taking into account seasonal planning and resilience. This allows us to understand the true performance of the NHS and identify areas of good or poor performance
- Developing new indicators to monitor performance, this can involve working with policy leads, commissioners, providers, and other organisations to identify, create and test indicators
- Assurance of Clinical Commissioning Groups commissioning via the development of a range of indicators across performance, outcomes and patient experience
- Modelling and in-depth analysis in topics such as predictive growth, waiting times for treatment, etc.
Our staff operate from regional and national offices and are structured in regional, central and business and system teams across England. Locations include Reading, London, Birmingham, Leicester, Cambridge, Leeds and Manchester.
We are frequently looking for analysts to work as part of a dynamic analytical community, supporting managers and staff across all of NHS England’s functions. We want to support staff to innovate, develop and use their skills to provide strong underpinning analysis and evidence that will help deliver better care for NHS patients across England. We work collaboratively with other organisations within the health system including NHS Improvement, the Department of Health and Public Health England.
The detailed job description and person specification for any current vacancies can be found through the links on our ‘OUR VACANCIES’ page.
We want people with a strong analytical background and a mix of the following skills:
- Knowledge of (NHS) datasets and definitions
- Ability to assess data quality and reliability
- Data interrogation skills including data linking
- Quality assurance of analysis
- Knowledge management
- Communication and presentation skills (verbal and written)
- Descriptive statistics, standardisation and sampling
- Interpretation and presentation of analyses
- Spreadsheets (modelling and reporting)
- Critical thinking and problem structuring
- Customer base development, including commissioning external partners
- Stakeholder engagement and management
- Knowledge of project management methodologies, including scheduling and prioritisation
Some of our analytical roles may require specific expertise such as:
- NHS operational expertise
- Public health and inequalities
- Geography and variation
- Big data / data mining / segmentation / CRM
- Programming / VBA / SQL / SAS / Stata
- Survey design / survey management / data collection / data cleansing
- Metric design / dashboards / reporting
- Finance / funding, expenditure and accounting
- Economics / levers and incentives
- Statistical analysis and techniques / measurement and forecasting
- Operational Research / scenarios and modelling
- Social Research / qualitative and thematic analysis
We would welcome applications from those requiring part-time or other flexible working arrangements. The requirements of each successful applicant will be assessed, on a case by case basis and subject to the business needs of the post.
For general enquiries email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For enquiries about specific vacancies, see the contact information on NHS Jobs.