Case studies

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How did the £700m Targeted Investment Fund impact national elective care performance?

NHS England wanted to understand what proportion of the £700m Targeted Investment Fund that had been allocated to systems for elective schemes in 2021/22 had been spent. And whether the predicted benefits had been achieved or were predicted to meet planned levels. We were chosen to partner with them to collate, analyse and evaluate the impact of the schemes.

Kent and Medway vascular services

Seeking views on proposals for a new vascular centre of excellence in Kent

SCW communications and engagement specialists were appointed to design and deliver a full public consultation exercise on proposals to create a single vascular team and centre of excellence for east Kent and Medway. 2,800 people accessed the online consultation portal offering video and written summaries, an online survey and access to engagement events. SCW’s consultation report outlining local views was submitted by commissioners alongside the business case to help pave the way for service reconfiguration and improvement.  

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Provision of Integrated Healthcare Services to Kent and Medway Prisons

Kent and Medway prison establishments wanted to consolidate the fragmented contractual infrastructure they had, with nine different healthcare providers supplying various healthcare services. Our procurement team set out to redesign and implement Integrated Healthcare Services in six Kent and Medway prisons with the ambition to improve healthcare provision to an often forgotten and challenged part of society. 

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Tackling health inequalities for people living with sickle cell disorder

We were commissioned by NHS England to help bring sickle cell disorder to the forefront of the health inequalities conversation through an end-to-end pathway review. This rapidly mobilised project prioritised sickle cell disorder on the agenda, creating positive changes to pathways for the benefit of sickle cell patients.

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ELITE quality improvement programme releases 2.6% GP capacity at Gillingham South PCN

Participating in the ELITE quality improvement programme, Gillingham South PCN used the APEX GP BI tool to understand and improve their practice performance. The resulting improvement project, concentrating on the triage process, aimed to reduce avoidable GP appointments. The changes implemented enabled them to release 2.6% capacity of GPs time, equivalent to an annual saving of £40,100. 

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Provision of Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) across the South West of England

Delivering SARCs across the South West of England is a highly complex, sensitive and multi-organisational project. Commitment and buy-in from senior personnel within the Police, Offices of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCCs) and NHSE Commissioners required dedicated governance and leadership from our procurement team. 

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Working with a PCN to develop a Community of Care

By working collaboratively and harnessing the skills and assets within the community, we delivered new models of care focusing on the needs of a population - joining up a true care community and coming together to improve the health and wellbeing of a local population.

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Delivering elective care planning support to every ICS in the country

In a CSU collaborative programme, SCW worked with Midlands & Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit (MLCSU) to coordinate and evaluate the ICS Elective Care Planning Support programme on behalf of NHS England.

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Ensuring a strong clinician voice in an Urgent and Emergency Care Strategy

We supplied subject matter expertise to support the development of the Urgent and Emergency Care (UEC) Strategy in Bath, North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire (BSW) Integrated Care System (ICS) pragmatically stepping up to write and deliver the clinically-led strategy to meet the tight deadline as circumstances changed and the need arose. Agreement on the UEC strategy has given a clear direction to progress delivery.

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Optimising the CYP workforce within the South West region

NHS England South West (SW) Children and Young people transformation team commissioned SCW to develop a resource or support that would enable system leads to consider their workforce planning from a fresh perspective, moving beyond traditional methods that tend to focus on supply and demand. 

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Bringing lung cancer MOTs to SWAG Cancer Alliance

Supporting Somerset, Wiltshire, Avon and Gloucestershire (SWAG) Cancer Alliance to establish a targeted lung health check pilot programme. The Alliance-wide service model has helped to set the blueprint for national rollout. Detecting and treating lung cancer cases sooner, saving lives and shrinking health inequalities among outcomes.

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Tackling the climate health emergency with a best-in-class green plan

Bath, North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire (BSW) wanted to deliver a joined-up green plan outlining their three-year strategy towards net zero for their newly formed Integrated Care System (ICS). We provided the support and expertise in sustainability, project management and design work to meet the ambitious timescales to produce a refreshed plan within three months.