An introduction to best practices and current issues in sharing and managing routinely collected person-level data for service improvement, evaluation and research.

The course will cover

  • Explanation of key concepts and terms
  • Review of contexts for the use of data
  • How to share outcome data effectively and ethically
  • How to support people, systems and processes to improve data quality
  • Examples from children and young people's mental health and wellbeing

Who is this course suitable for?

Professionals, service managers, commissioners and researchers who work with data or are interested in how data management can support service improvement. The course would also be helpful to anyone involved in submitting or sharing data, e.g. with the CORC central team, Department for Education, NHS Digital, research teams.

Aims of the course?

The learning objectives of the course are:

  • Delegates will understand key concepts (e.g. consent, anonymisation, contexts of data use, data set specifications)
  • Delegates will be able to identify issues related to sharing outcome data and how to manage them 
  • Delegates will be aware of approaches and techniques to improve data quality

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Ben Ritchie

Informatics Lead

Ben is the lead of CORC Informatics, which supports CORC’s member services and central team in processing and managing large data sets efficiently. He has particular experience in the fields of data handling and information governance. Current work with partnerships of organisations in the health, education and social care sectors aims to link data sources to consider service user outcomes from different perspectives. Before joining CORC, Ben managed data collection and report preparation for the child and adolescent mental health services payment system project, which involved supporting 20 pilot sites across England on improving data quality. Ben has previously worked at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine on research into health policy implementation and commissioning.

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