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The Strategy Unit are hosting a 6-week festival of virtual events, called INSIGHT 2020, exploring some of the challenges facing decision-makers in health and care in 2020 and beyond; emerging models of practice to make best use of analysis to inform decision-making; and some of the exciting work that is already happening in this area.

INSIGHT 2020: a festival of analysis and learning for the NHS, Local Government and our partners will run from 28 Sep to 13 Nov 2020.  The festival will comprise a mixture of events, workshops and panels, representing conversations at a local, national and international level.  For example, our festival launch session includes Ben Goldacre talking about ‘How open approaches can revolutionise health data science in the UK’. This will be followed by Andi Orlowski who will be exploring "Dangerous analytics…and how local analysts can save you!". Andi is a health economist and a national advisor for population health management (PHM). Andi starts his new role in October as Director of the Health Economics Unit at MLCSU, a new team working alongside and in collaboration with the Strategy Unit." We will finish off with a Q&A hosted by the Strategy’s Unit’s Professor Mohammed A Mohammed.

Who is INSIGHT 2020 for?  We’ve collaborated with inspirational people and organisations across the sector to bring together a programme which has something for everyone who is involved with decision-making in health and care.

What will INSIGHT 2020 look like?  Sessions will be varied and flexible. There will be over 30 sessions and people can commit as little or as much time as they’d like.  Most of the sessions will be recorded so you can fit them into your schedule in a way that suits you. Every session is free.

Each week will focus on a central theme, starting with a ‘headline’ presentation on the Monday. This will be supported by targeted sessions and the week’s speakers will convene each Friday for an interactive panel discussion and Q&A to respond to the key debates raised during the week. The festival themes are:

To register your interest please go to our Eventbrite page and also feel free to share a link to this page with colleagues and your networks. The full-week programmes will be released on a staggered basis with details on how to access the individual sessions to follow.

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We look forward to seeing you there!