Jake works within the Strategic Analytics Team which provides analytical services to health economies planning, initiating or evaluating major change programmes. The work of the team commonly takes four forms; descriptive analysis, prospective service modelling, retrospective analyses and quantitative evaluations. Jake has worked in the field of public sector information and analytics for over 18 years and has spent the last 9 within the NHS. Jake’s recent focus has been in the area of prospective modelling and he has worked on a number of significant projects working jointly with commissioners and providers to build collaborative models to generate estimate future activity levels. He has developed models to support strategic system level planning for the acute and social care sectors as well as more focussed specialty specific models such as models to understand the future volume and nature of obstetric activity. He is currently working with colleagues to further develop and improve our collaborative modelling methods.