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2018 HSMA Programme

Following a hugely successful first round in 2016, PenCLAHRC launched a second round of the Health Service Modelling Associates (HSMA) Programme, HSMA 2018, a joint initiative between PenCLAHRC and the South West Academic Health Science Network (SW AHSN), run by PenCHORD, PenCLAHRC’s Operational Research team. Some key improvements to expand the reach of the 2018 programme were made, by increasing the number of Associates to 26 and splitting the programme into two distinct phases. 

On this page: Open DayPhase 1 | Phase 2 | 2018 HSMAs | Phase 1 Associates | Phase 2 Associates | NewsFurther Information

 

HSMA 2018

Open Day

On 6 December 2017 the HSMA 2018 Open Day was held. This was an opportunity for prospective HSMAs to learn more about the programme, and hear first-hand experiences from HSMAs from the first round of the programme, and meet the PenCHORD team and discuss potential project ideas with them. 

Phase 1

Phase 1, Foundations of Health Service Modelling, will take a cohort of 26 Associates through three months of training (Jan 2018 – Mar 2018) and project proposal development. Participants will receive training in Operational Research concepts, pathway modelling, geographic modelling and visualisation, 'soft' skills (such as meeting facilitation and engaging with stakeholders), problem structuring and implementation planning. 

Training will be spread across six days in the three month period. During this phase, participants will be supported to develop a project proposal to pursue in Phase 2. A subset of the Phase 1 participants will be selected to proceed to Phase 2, in which they will undertake their proposed modelling project.

Phase 1 events

Date Event Venue
23 January 2018 Session 1 : Introduction to Operational Research Seminar Room 2, John Bull Building, Plymouth Science Park, Plymouth
24 January 2018 Session 2 : Introduction to Discrete Event Simulation using Simul8 Room G25, Exeter Medical School Building, St Lukes Campus, Exeter
07 February 2018 Session 3 : Geographic Modelling and Visualisation Seminar Room 1A, John Bull Building, Plymouth Science Park, Plymouth
21 February 2018 Session 4 : Project Management and Facilitation Board Room, South West AHSN, Pynes Hill Court, Exeter
06 March 2018 Session 5 : Problem Structuring Lecture Theatre, John Bull Building, Plymouth Science Park, Plymouth
07 March 2018 Session 6 : Making an Impact – Planning for Implementation Room G25, Exeter Medical School Building, St Lukes Campus, Exeter

Phase 2

Those Associates selected to progress to Phase 2 will receive advanced simulation development training to support them with their projects. They will be released by their employers for one day a week for nine months to undertake their modelling projects with the support of their PenCHORD mentors.

Fifteen Associates from ten organisations, working on ten different projects, have been selected to progress to Phase 2. Four further Associates have been selected to become Honorary HSMAs and are invited to attend all further training sessions and Learning Set meetings, but will not receive direct mentoring from PenCHORD. In total, 19 Associates from 12 organisations have continued into Phase 2.

Phase 2 events

Date Event Venue
27 March 2018 Meet Your Mentor event Room G25, Exeter Medical School Building, St Lukes Campus, Exeter

Please note that registration has now closed.

 

2018 HSMAs

The 2018 HSMA cohort. 

 

Phase 1 Associates

HSMA Organisation Job Ttile
Josh Atkinson Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust Information Manager
Maria Banham Devon County Council Senior Management Information Officer
Richard Barrett Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust Cardiac Information Systems Administrator
Nigel Blacker Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust Senior Finance Manager
Nessa Cawte South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit Information Analyst
Julia Chugg Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust EHR Project Reporting Lead
Suzie Clegg Devon Partnership NHS Trust Information Analyst
Laura Copp Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust Senior Information Analyst
Christopher Entwistle Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust Community Nurse Team Manager
Jamie Gore Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust Information Analyst
Emma Hunt Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust Information Analyst
Rohan Kandasamy Royal Devon and Exeter Hospitals Core Medical Trainee
Hayley Lewis NEW Devon CCG Information Analyst
Jessica Lynde South Western Ambulance Service NHS FT Clinical Improvement Officer
Maria Moloney-Lucey Devon County Council Senior Public Health Analyst
Peter Nolan NEW Devon CCG Information Analyst
Ramya Peter NHS Improvement Senior Information Analyst
Simon Philpott Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust Information Team Leader
Jessica Potter The Zone  
Rob Radmore Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust Information Analyst
Daniel Sincock NHS Kernow CCG B.I. Systems Architect
Simon Wellesley-Miller Devon Partnership NHS Trust Information Manager
Clare Westoby Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust Information Analyst
Claire White Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust Improvement Advisor
Fiona Willmott South Western Ambulance Service NHS FT Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
Ryan Worth NEW Devon CCG Information Assistant

 

Phase 2 Associates and Projects

HSMA Organisation Project Title Mentor

Jessica Lynde

Fiona Willmott

South Western Ambulance Service NHS FT

 

“Using clinical data, risk stratifying patient condition groups to optimise appropriate resource allocation”, and “Modelling the impact of operational interventions on response times”.

Dr Mike Allen

Nessa Cawte

 

 

Suzie Clegg

South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit

Devon Partnership NHS Trust

 

“Modelling sustained improvement across secondary care in Somerset” and “Minimising Secure Inpatient Staff Vacancies”.

Dr Dan Chalk

Hayley Lewis

 

Maria Moloney-Lucey 

NEW Devon CCG

Devon County Council

“What impact will proposed changes to the Glaucoma pathway have on patient outcomes and experience, cost and flows?”

Dr Dan Chalk
Richard Barrett Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust

“Optimising the efficiency of the catheter lab”.

Dr Sean Manzi

Rohan Kandasamy

 

Christopher Entwistle

 

 

Simon Wellesley-Miller

Clare Westoby

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospitals

Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

Devon Partnership NHS Trust

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust

“How can we reduce delays to discharges and improve patient flow?” and “What influences the waiting time for frail patients (over 65 and with a frailty score of 6 or above) for discharge?”

Dr Sean Manzi

Laura Copp

Claire White

 

Ramya Peter

Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

NHS Improvement

 

“How do we reduce waiting times for spinal patients (waiting for treatment plan)?”

Dr Mike Allen

Simon Philpott Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust

“Reduce elective inpatient cancelled operations (on the day)”.

Professor Martin Pitt

 

Phase 2 Honorary Associates

HSMA Organisation
Peter Nolan NEW Devon CCG
Jessica Potter The Zone
Rob Radmore Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
Ryan Worth NEW Devon CCG

2018 Presenations 

HSMA Organisation Presentation
Dan Chalk PenCLAHRC/PenCHORD Introduction
Simon Wellesley-Miller  Devon Partnership Trust Using modelling to understand the delays in mental health services in Devon
Richard Barrett Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust Using modelling to optimise catheter lab efficiency and predict stroke bed demand at Royal Cornwall Hospital
Simon Philpott  Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust Artificial Ian – can a machine learning tool learn when it is necessary to cancel surgery at Derriford Hospital? 
Maria Moloney-Lucey & Hayley Lewis Devon County Council NEW Devon Clinical Commissioning Group  Reducing the delays to glaucoma treatment at Torbay Hospital
Clare Westoby Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust Reducing delayed discharge for frail patients at Royal Cornwall Hospital
Fiona Willmot South West Ambulance Service Improving ambulance response times for life-threatening emergencies using simulation modelling
Jessica Lynde South West Ambulance Service Can ambulance dispatch codes be used to determine when an ambulance is really needed?
Claire White, Laura Copp & Ramya Peter Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust NHS Improvement Reducing waiting times for spinal patients using simulation modelling
Ryan Worth NEW Devon Clinical Commissioning Group Testing interventions to reduce the Continuing Healthcare Assessment backlog using System Dynamics
Rohan Kandasamy Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust Developing a model to understand delays to discharge at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital
Rob Radmore  Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust Developing a machine learning tool to predict when an Emergency Department is going to breach the four hour target, and using simulation modelling to get things back on track

 

​News

Further Information

In the first round of the programme, our HSMA projects led to multi-million pound business cases, significant improvements to A&E, mental health and discharge pathways, and a number of our HSMAs were promoted within their organisations. You can find out more about the first round of the programme on our website and on the HSMA 2016 page.

For further information, you can also consult the HSMA 2018 FAQs document.

 

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