Higher Information Analyst

Job reference: 001923

Location: Leeds

Closing date: 13/04/2021

Salary: Band 6 - £31,365 - £37,890

Employment type: Fixed Term

Hours per week: 37.5

About the role

NHS Digital are the data custodians for the health and care system, our Data Services Directorate has primary responsibility for driving data quality, linking data across the system, and providing statistics and insights. 

We are recruiting a Higher Information Analyst to work as part of a newly formed team focussing on analysis of the new GP Data for Planning and Research (GPDfPR) collection. This is a unique opportunity to work on a ground-breaking new dataset which will be the largest collection of GP data in the UK.

Please note this is a Fixed Term Contract for 2 years.

As part of this delivery team, the new GPDfPR service will:

  • Provide a new processing capability that validates, de-identifies, links and derives GP Data, standardised across all GP systems suppliers creating a single source of the truth for all data outputs and demonstrate Transparency around what data is included and used

  • Support future contract planning and payments when the current GP Extraction Service expires

  • Reduce the time taken to fulfil customer requirements for the collection of new data from 6 months to a month or less.

As a Higher Information Analyst you will:

  • Monitor and report on GP practice participation in the extract.

  • Carry out analysis and validation of the live data – assist with creating a plan and approach to analyse GP appointment data, clinical data and demographic data.

  • Create and maintain reference data for SNOMED code clusters and the routine process in how they will be updated on a regular basis.

  • Assist with the design and execution of a new GP data publication to provide non-identifiable summary statistics for users.

About you

Some of the key skills and experience that you will bring to the role:

  • Educated to degree level in a numerate discipline, or an equivalent level of knowledge.
  • Good working knowledge and experience of databases, including SQL
  • Excellent spreadsheet skills including use of interrogation tools and formulae.
  • Strong analytical and requirements gathering skills, being able to apply the results to the given problem and suggest conclusions to be drawn.  
  • Understanding of customer needs and how to work in a way that promotes personal credibility and builds trust. 
  • Good communication skills to discuss often complex issues with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Ability to work in a team-orientated environment.

For more information about the role and skills required, please view the role profile. 

You can find out about the type of work NHS Digital and Data Services has recently been involved in here

Further information about our structure and Data Services Directorate can be viewed here.

What we offer

In addition to a competitive salary with planned, transparent progression you can look forward to the following benefits:

  • 27 days annual leave entitlement increasing with service
  • Buy and sell annual leave scheme   
  • Contributory Pension (with a 20.6% contribution from us toward the cost of your pension)
  • Flexible working opportunities - we value and respect the diversity of our employees, and applications from prospective candidates who require flexible working arrangements are welcomed
  • A range of NHS Discounts covering, for example, shops, restaurants, gym, mobile phones and insurance
  • Employee benefit schemes which include Season Ticket Loan and Car Lease

For more information visit our Working at NHS Digital page.

Next steps

If you meet our shortlisting criteria, you will be asked to complete an online test. This is likely to take place week commencing 19th April. 

Online interviews will take place week commencing 3rd of May as an online meeting and will involve a technical interview and competency questions.

Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by email.

We are unable to accept speculative CVs, all applications must be made through NHS Digital’s career site.

If you have previously interviewed for this role (or a similar one) with NHS Digital and been unsuccessful, we encourage you to obtain feedback from your initial application to support your future career as we will not accept any further applications for a period of six months.