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Change by Design: A showcase of Systems Modelling in Health and Care


Canalside, Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 6LQ (easy access from M5 and ample parking)
15th September 2017
9.00 - 16.00 (lunch and refreshments will be provided)
Category: Local Events


Hosted by the Peninsula Collaboration for Health Operational Research and Development (PenCHORD) in collaboration with NHS trusts in Somerset. PenCHORD is part of the NIHR CLAHRC South West Peninsula which aims to support the translation of health research into practice. PenCHORD has been highly successful in developing applied modelling solutions for service delivery in health and care across Cornwall, Devon and Somerset, and is always looking for new collaborative projects. 

Operational Research and Systems Modelling:

Operational Research (OR) uses modelling, simulation and analysis to inform better decision making. PenCHORD uses OR to deliver a range of solutions across the south-west, for example: increasing the number of stroke patients receiving life-saving thrombolysis treatment; reducing waiting times for mental health assessment; identifying key ambulance demand factors; and modelling the reconfiguration of outpatient and urgent care services. Examples of PenCHORD’s work can be found on their project pages.

Who should attend:

Anyone with an interest in how systems modelling can be applied in health and care. This includes: health service managers, QI practitioners, clinicians, analysts, patient reps, voluntary group workers. It is particularly relevant to those with an interest in collaborative working and capacity building opportunities within NHS organisations in Somerset.

What you will get from attending:

You will learn about the potential of using system modelling in health and care illustrated with successful applied examples, explore options relevant to you, find out about our training and capacity building initiatives and discuss potential collaborative opportunities with NHS colleagues and members of the PenCHORD team. The afternoon problem structuring session will provide the opportunity to apply some of these techniques to address current challenges.

How to book your place:

Participation in this event is free of charge, but places are limited and must be booked in advance (we reserve the right to charge for non-attendance).

To register your place, please go to the booking page.

Further information:

Full details of the event (directions, full schedule etc) will be circulated to booked participants nearer the date. For specific queries please contact us via email.

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