The team from the Centre for Public Health along with Executive Dean Professor P Anne Scott and others celebrated Jamie Deville’s year student placement within the CPH Intelligence and Surveillance Team.
Jamie, who has now completed his placement, spent the year devising and building the IMS (Integrated Monitoring System) online data collection tool. The system allows agencies (which the team works with) to record interventions and assessments delivered to drug and alcohol using clients across the region for the purposes of monitoring and service planning.
Members of staff from the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences attended the event, along with stakeholders who make use of the system including an agency user and local authority commissioner, both of whom spoke extremely positively about it and how it had assisted them in reporting on their activity and providing analysis.
Lucy Tweedle, LJMU Employment Engagement Officer said:
“It really did feel beneficial to get an insight into what Jamie had done throughout his placement year. I was hugely impressed with his achievements.”
Over 180 agencies and pharmacies from across Merseyside and Cheshire now report to the IMS making it one of the most established and largest systems recording non-structured activity in the UK, and discussions have since taken place with Business Development within the University to support marketing the system to other areas of the country.
Jamie will continue to work on a part time basis with CPH moving forward to assist with the ongoing development of and support for IMS, and assist with bids for pieces of work which involve a web-based element to their delivery.