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Future Meetings

(Early) Christmas meeting - seminar, pub quiz and dinner

Venue: School of Mathematics, Cardiff University
Speaker: Dr Leanne Smith
Date: Thursday, 29 November 2018 at 17:15 - 21:00

Data-driven decision-making for operations and strategy at the London Ambulance Service

Dr Leanne Smith, Head of Forecasting and Planning, London Ambulance Service

 Followed by Quiz and Dinner


The next SWORDS meeting of the 2018-2019 programme is scheduled for Thursday the 29th of November 2018. The meeting will be held at the Mathematics Institute, Cardiff University. There will be drinks available from 5.30pm in the Internet Café which is just inside the main entrance to the Mathematics Institute. The talk will commence at 6.00pm in room M/0.34 (ground floor). This will be followed by a quiz and food.


There is a £5 charge for the social. We need to know in advance who is coming so please let me know asap if you wish to attend. Also let me know if you have any dietary requirements.

 Please contact Jonathan Thompson, tel: 029-20875524





The London Ambulance Service is one of the busiest emergency medical services in the world.  Making sure we respond quickly and efficiently to our population is our highest priority, but as for any public service, ensuring we get the best value and provide the highest quality care for the money available to us is an important factor in our decision making.  The Forecasting & Planning team have been devising predictive models and developing analytical tools to help support this decision making process at operational, tactical and strategic levels.  This talk offers an insight to some of the team’s recent projects, the challenges we’ve faced, and some thoughts on the current and future directions of such a function within the healthcare service.


Dates for your Diary

  • Wednesday 12th February – John Hopes, President of the OR Society