Case studies

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Innovative analytical approaches shape new national indicators for Primary Care

Working collaboratively with the national primary care team, we developed a series of innovative features to inform the review and refresh of the Investment and Impact Fund (IIF) incentive scheme. The scheme uses incentives to encourage PCNs to think about doing things differently.

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Is North Lincolnshire and Gould NHS FT's business intelligence fit for purpose?

To overcome a lack of information on Business Intelligence (BI), we looked at an organisation-wide strategy for North Lincolnshire and Gould NHS FT. They needed to ensure that their BI was aligned to the business and meeting the strategic goals for the hospital both for today and for tomorrow.

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Leading communications and engagement for BOB ICS

Using consistent messaging and sharing good practice, our communications and engagement team helped to minimise the impact of COVID-19 across Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West (BOB). Establishing a communications network and coordinating a system-wide COVID-19 response resulted in clear messaging between key stakeholders and the general public.  

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How are Clinical Directors being equipped to lead and develop PCNs?

Clinical directors have a critical role in coordinating the work of a PCN and providing leadership as part of this new structure. Equipping them with the skills to lead and develop PCNs is crucial to realising the ambitions of improving health outcomes for communities. 

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Executive coaching for BOB ICS Senior Leadership Team

We were commissioned to provide 1-2-1 coaching for executive and senior leaders to enhance their impact in leading the change and development process. Over half of the Senior Management Team (SMT) leaders took the opportunity for executive coaching support and many chose to extend the coaching relationship after completion of the original sessions.

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Supporting Cancer Alliance to deliver early diagnosis programmes

To help meet the NHS Long Term Plan objective for 75% of all cancers diagnosed at an early stage, we created user-friendly reporting solutions. These offer easy accessibility and usability in the context required for Primary Care Networks.

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How did the Bring Back Staff scheme support the COVID-19 response?

With a need to attract ex-NHS staff back into clinical practice, we were commissioned to offer strategic HR support to the SW region. This work included the Bring Back Staff scheme - the COVID-19 vaccination programme workforce elements as well as building collaboration across the NHS, social care, and voluntary sector. 

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Co-producing a system leadership development programme to deepen STP/ICS collaboration

Working with the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Sustainability & Transformation Partnership (BNSSG STP), we co-produced a system leadership development programme to help them tackle their most wicked system problems. 

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Developing a prostate cancer dashboard

In 2020, South West Cancer Alliances commissioned SCW to create an online data entry tool and to develop their prostate cancer dashboard in a Power BI format. The purpose is to improve current prostate cancer diagnostic pathways and reduce variation across the South West of England.

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Helping Health Education England to embrace inclusive recruitment

The Health Education England (HEE) Digital Readiness Programme is actively embedding the equality, diversity and inclusion agenda into all its work. Working with HEE, we were asked to develop and deliver an inclusive and transparent recruitment process for the NHS Digital Academy.

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How did Northern Lincolnshire and Goole (NLaG) NHS FT deliver its digital ambitions?

To help NLAG to overcome its financial crisis, we were commissioned to develop a strategy to show how digital transformation could take them into a high quality, sustainable future.

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Rolling out free blood pressure checks in community pharmacies

Cardiovascular disease is recognised as a silent killer, with 4.8 million people living in the UK undiagnosed. The condition is highly manageable with medication. Looking for a way to combat this lack of awareness, NHSEI wanted to test a new model of care. Community pharmacists would provide free blood pressure checks for those over 40. People with hypertension would then be referred to their GP for management.