A new risk prediction network has been established to engage health and social care groups - including commissioners, clinicians, community matrons and NHS and social care managers - to share ideas, experiences and knowledge on different methods of predicting and stratifying risk of local health populations.

The key aims of this network are to help inform further learning around risk prediction and stratification. It will enable people to share solutions and successes, and provide additional support on challenging issues or queries to ensure NHS staff fully use the risk prediction tools available to the NHS.

Membership of the network is open to anyone who has a stake in risk prediction and population stratification, including commissioners who can use such tools to support improved commissioning. The use of good-quality data is becoming increasingly important for commissioners to deliver improvements in care by targeting and tailoring their resources more effectively.

For details, visit www.networks.nhs.uk/riskprediction