This webinar will describe the work of the Health and Care Statistics Theme Groups – and the English Health Statistics Steering Group (EHSSG).
This webinar will describe the work of the Health and Care Statistics Theme Groups – and the English Health Statistics Steering Group (EHSSG). These Theme Groups have been existence for some time, but many have not been very active during the pandemic and are now being re-activated. The focus of the webinar will be on disseminating, and getting feedback on, these initiatives which are aimed at facilitating collaborative working and improving access to statistics. It will include what is happening in the 4 Nations, not just in England. Speakers will share what has been achieved so far, such as the development of the health and care statistics landscape, as well as what is planned. This is work in practice that has already delivered benefits. However, if the work is to continue and to develop further, then it is important to involve the wider user community, both so that they are aware of what is currently available and so they can make an input to future developments - and the webinar will be one way to do this.
Emma Sharland, ONS:
This presentation will give an overview of the work being carried out by the English Health Statistics Steering Group (EHSSG) and associated theme groups. This presentation will reflect on the achievements of the EHSSG so far, and future plans. It will also cover how the EHSSG and the User Engagement Hub are working together.
Sarah Caul, ONS:
Sarah is the lead for the Mortality Statistics Theme Group. She will discuss how this Theme Group works, and present achievements so far, including the benefits the group provided during the pandemic, as well as plans for the future
Lucy Vickers DHSC:
Lucy’s presentation will describe the activities of the Health Statistics Leadership Forum, and the role this plays in user engagement and facilitating improved access to health and care statistics.
Scott Wilson and Graham McGowan, Public Health Scotland:
Scott and Graham will provide an overview to the range of statistical outputs that PHS provides with focus on current usage and access. The presentation will then provide an insight to the organisation’s potential for future developments aimed at increasing the value, quality and access to information to all end users. The Covid-19 pandemic generated an unprecedented volume of engagement with PHS statistics and they will discuss rapid development cycles, responding to public queries and facilitating easy access to data over the past two years.
William Perks, Welsh Government:
William will not be presenting but will participate in the Q&A to comment on user engagement activities in Wales.