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PenCHORD launch new Health Service Modelling Associates Programme

Posted on December 16th 2015

PenCLAHRC’s operational research team, PenCHORD, are pleased to launch their new Health Service Modelling Associates Programme (HSMA) - a scheme which aims to increase the impact and awareness of operational research within the NHS across the South West. The pilot programme, which will commence in April 2016, will see the associates undertake advanced modelling, simulation and analysis work for, and within, their own organisations.

Successful applicants will be supported throughout the programme through ongoing mentoring and training from PenCHORD.  They will also be supported in their own organisation by a nominated individual (the HSMA Workplace Supervisor) who will facilitate the implementation of the HSMA’s projects and help to promote their work within the organisation.

HSMAs will be expected to be released from their regular role for one day a week over the course of the 12 month programme and will also be required to attend a monthly Learning Set Meeting where all HSMAs will be given the chance to meet and discuss their projects and experiences. 

The programme is now looking to appoint six individuals currently working in the NHS (clinicians or managers) within the PenCLAHRC area (Devon, Cornwall and Somerset). Due to the nature of service pathway modelling, it is anticipated that the programme would be most suitable for acute trusts, however, some organisations may have projects that would be appropriate for pathway modelling, and therefore any applications made will be judged on merit.

Applications for the programme are now open. The closing date for applications will be midnight on 15th February 2016.

For more information about the programme and details on how to apply, please click here.

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