Developing a 'Dynamic' Business Case
Making the case for change is difficult - how do you know you will get the results you are seeking? We developed a new approach in the context of a project we undertook with Community Service Volunteers and In Control
Modelling the impact of Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategies
This nationally developed model enables local NHS commissioners to work out which interventions are best at reducing Alcohol Related Harm for their populations. It helps in reducing Alcohol related admissions and developing a business case for making service change.
Dementia Services - Modelling the Impact of New Services in Health and Social Care
The number of people with dementia is forecast to double and the costs of their care to treble. How can Health and Social Care commissioners address this major challenge, especially at a time of economic stringency? Our model helps to square the circle. It shows how to get better value from current resources, control the rate of growth in cost and preserve service quality.
Developing Workforce Strategies in Children's Services
Sometimes, asking a question can be a challenging process - not because of the question, but because of the answer. We were asked to help develop a strategy that would deliver safe, effective and sustainable Acute Care in Paediatrics. We used a System Dynamics model to support the process, and got some surprising results.
Promoting the Context and Value of Nursing in the North West
The 9 Mental Health and Learning Disability Trusts in the North West of England have been working collaboratively to improve the quality and reputation of their Nursing services. The Directors of Nursing (DoN) network agreed a statement of intent and secured funding to support the process.
Online tools to support Mental Health Payment by Results
Whether you are interested in improving your approach to PbR clustering, building consensus about currency or following through the logic of patient and financial flows our web based tools and approach to prototype modelling are specifically tailored to help.
Are Public Services a “Good Investment”? Modelling Social Impact Bonds
Social Finance and Venture Philanthropy are increasingly proposed to meet the funding gap for innovative Public Services. Social Impact Bonds are being piloted in the UK and abroad to test this thinking.
Ambulatory Care-Sensitive Conditions
We have known for some time that growth in Long Term Conditions is changing the shape of the demands made on the NHS. It is estimated that 17m people have a Long term Condition - the diagram on the left is a familiar depiction of how this demand is stratified. But, does the previous focus on 'frequent flyers' need to move on?