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Modelling Social Care Complexity

Modelling Social Care Complexity

The use of Modelling in the public sector is growing but one area that has been slow to take off is in Social Care. In conjunction with the School for Social Care Research we undertook a review and made some recommendations for change, particularly about strengthening links between modelling and social care research as a way to influence future practice.

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It's the system, stupid
It's the system, stupid

At Symmetric, we are at heart ‘systems’ people. We have been trying to build a consensus around the need for a systems focus in health and social care for a while now .… we think we are at last making progress

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Responding to Francis
Responding to Francis

The recently produced second report into events at Mid Staffs NHS Trust by Robert Francis QC, provides a harrowing account of systemic problems at the Trust. But, he has asked us all to reflect on what might need to be done differently in the future across the whole of the NHS. This will need a joined up response.

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Bathtub System Dynamics
Bathtub System Dynamics

A key feature of System Dynamics is the concept of Stocks and Flows. What better way to understand their application than ..... running a bath.

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Prize winners
Prize winners

We were particularly proud of a model we developed that looked at the impact of different strategies for reducing Alcohol Harm, and which you can see elsewhere on this site. We were delighted, though, when we won the highest accolade for System Dynamics modelling in the UK - the Steer Davies Gleave prize.

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