Resources

At Symmetric we value the principle of sharing. Sometimes, what we do for clients is sensitive and so will remain confidential to them; but, for most of the work we do, our clients are happy for us to share it. On this page you will be able to access our virtual library to get copies of project reports, models and publications.

Publications

We value our work and have taken time periodically to prepare original papers, on a range of issues connected with public sector services. A selction is shown below.

McKelvie D - “Commissioning for Complexity: exploring the role of System Dynamics in social care"

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McKelvie D - “Commissioning for Complexity: exploring the role of System Dynamics in social care - Appendix: Key Elements of the Model”

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McKelvie D - “Modelling social care complexity: the potential of System Dynamics” - Methods Review No 14, NIHR School for Social Care Research, 2013

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McKelvie et al "The use of SD methodology to develop services for the assessment and treatment of high risk serious offenders in England and Wales" 2007

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Fisher L M “The Prophet of Unintended Consequences” Strategy+Business, Issue 40, Autumn 2005

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Harris B “Applying System Dynamics to Business: An Expense Management Example”

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ISEE Systems “An introduction to systems thinking”

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NHS Confederation “The potential of system dynamics” Leading Edge briefing, Issue 10, November 2005

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Palmer E and Todd D “Knowledge-Worker Networks: an Information-Age Business Structure”

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Symmetric Partnership LLP “Dynamic Modelling: An Introduction”

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Todd D and Palmer E “Development and Design of a Dynamic Balanced Scorecard in Local Government”

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Wolstenholme E “Thoughts on the complementarity of lean thinking and systems thinking for global service improvement in health and social care”

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Wolstenholme E “Towards the Definition and Use of a Core Set of Archetypal Structures in System Dynamics” System Dynamics Review Vol 19 (Spring 2003)

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Wolstenholme E “Using generic system archetypes to support thinking and modelling” System Dynamics Review Vol 20 (Winter 2004)

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Wolstenholme E and Wolstenholme L “A Systems View of NHS reorganisations – the pain and cost of boldly going where we have been before”

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Wolstenholme E et al “Implementation of a Stepped Care approach to Depression Services in North West England”

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Wolstenholme E et al “Influencing and Interpreting Health and Social Care Policy in the UK”

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Wolstenhome E et al “Balancing Supply and Demand in Health and Social Care Organisations” Coping but not Coping In Health and Social care

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Wolstenhome et al "Dynamic cost benefit analysis for mental health reform"

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Wolstenhome et al "Emerging Opportunities for System Dynamics in UK Health and Social care
- The Market-Pull for Systemic Thinking"

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Wolstenhome et al "Reallocating Mental Health Resources in the Borough of Lambeth, London, UK"

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 McKelvie et al "The use of SD methodology to develop services for the assessment and treatment of high risk serious offenders in England and Wales"

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 McKelvie et al "Using System Dynamics to Plan Investment in Alcohol Services"

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McKelvie et al "The use of SD methodology to develop services for the assessment and treatment of high risk serious offenders in England and Wales" 2007

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