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Latest News

Stethoscope has new data

Stethoscope has now been refreshed to M9 (Dec) HES and M8 (Nov) SUS for 2017/18. We have also updated all of our nationally published data to its latest available period too.

A big thank you from the Methods Analytics team for your continued use of Stethoscope, and please get in touch if you have any questions or want to talk to us.

Stethoscope has new data

Stethoscope has now been refreshed to M7 (Oct) HES for 2017/18. We have also updated all of our nationally published data to its latest available period too.

A big thank you from the Methods Analytics team for your continued use of Stethoscope, and please get in touch if you have any questions or want to talk to us.

Stethoscope will be temporarily unavailable this weekend

Stethoscope is getting some server upgrades this weekend, meaning that the site will be down for a period of time between Saturday the 23rd and Sunday the 24th.

Apologies for any inconvenience this might cause.

Stethoscope has new data and functionality

Stethoscope has now been refreshed to M6 (Sep) HES and M5 (Aug) SUS for 2017/18. We have also updated all of our nationally published data to its latest available period too.

It has been a very busy few months for our development teams and we now have a huge amount of new and exciting functionality in this release of Stethoscope.

  • Visual overhaul of Advanced Analytics modules
  • Control overhaul of Advanced Analytics modules
  • Context/helper text added to all Advanced Analytics modules
  • A&E Data Explorer (HES) has now been split out to its own module and is now found in the Explorer menu tab
  • Organisation administrators are now able to audit the use of My View report in their organisation
  • Improved data validation
  • Local data (CDS) bench marking using Advanced Analytics
  • Meta data shortcuts added to Alerts and My View
  • Data source being viewed now correlates correctly to the period shown when you access an Advanced Analytics module
  • Removal of Board reports from My View
  • Rolling year HSMR added to Advanced Analytics
  • VLAD plots have been added to the Mortality module of Advanced Analytics
  • Bug fixed that caused Personal Alerts to crash if users didn’t enter a value
  • And a few bugs that you didn’t even know needed fixing!
  • Your comments and feedback on this new release is crucial as there are a lot of new things to play with, and only you can tell us if we are getting it right, so please get in touch.

    Our development team never rests, so we have now moved on to the following developments that you can look forward to seeing soon:

  • Overhaul of My View, which will incorporate much of the functionality developed in the Board Reports, enhancing it, and making it easier to use
  • Improved data extract capability from the Advanced Analytics modules
  • Even clearer meta data descriptions for our indicators
  • Consultant level re validation module and data explorer
  • A big thank you from the Methods Analytics team for your continued use of Stethoscope, and please get in touch if you have any questions or want to talk to us.

    Stethoscope has been updated!

    Methods Stethoscope™ has been refreshed to the M5 release of HES data for 17/18, bringing the majority of our indicators up to Aug 17/18. NHS Digital have now also released SUS data up to M3 (Jun 1718) so all SUS based indicators have been refreshed to this point now. As always, we have also refreshed many of the nationally published sources up to their most recent period.

    We have also made improvements to the sign up process for Advanced Analytics users so new users can gain access to the system much quicker.

    As always your comments and feedback on these will be crucial as there is a lot of new content and only you can tell us if we are getting it right, so please get in touch.