Case studies

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Evaluating the success of pioneering Prehab4Cancer programme

Prehab4Cancer (P4C) launched a pioneering prehabilition and recovery programme for cancer patients in Greater Manchester. The service uses a new community leisure centre-based approach. We were asked to carry out the important task of independently evaluating this ground-breaking initiative to confirm the recurrent funding needed.

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Delivering an effective vaccination programme for the South East region

COVID-19 has been the single greatest public health emergency in the history of the NHS. As well as continuing to provide care for people who needed it, the NHS contributed to the important global effort to develop safe and effective vaccines for the virus and deliver it in hundreds of hospitals, vaccination centres, pharmacies, and care homes across the country.

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A programme like no other - the COVID-19 Vaccination Deployment Programme

Being in the middle of the Project Management Office (PMO) team in the middle of a vaccine deployment programme was not something we thought we would be involved in. For months on end, the result of our work was not only headline news but also the topic of everybody’s conversations.

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Aligned Incentives Contract cultivates joined-up system approach in Portsmouth

Portsmouth Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) initiated a project for their elective activity to empower the partnership to work collaboratively with the aim of developing a shared understanding of the pressures and opportunities within the system. 

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Improving patient experience of Rapid Diagnostic Services for cancer

As part of the evaluation of the new Rapid Diagnosis Services (RDS) pathways, we worked with Peninsula Cancer Alliance (PCA) to conduct surveys of patient experiences. The results were used to inform service improvement strategies.

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Robust PMO delivers Trust’s CIP, transformation and COVID-19 initiatives

SCW supported Weston Area Health Trust to deliver on its Cost Improvement Programme, transformation and COVID-19 initiatives through robust programme management.

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Shaping the future organisational design for NICE

SCW has supported the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to deliver phase 1 of their Organisational Design programme. We worked closely with the NICE Executive Team to explore a range of organisational design options, the advantages and disadvantages of each, the extent of change and NICE’s fitness-for-the-future ambitions. 

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Streamlining Cheshire and Merseyside child health records into single integrated solution

Bringing eight IT systems into one single instance of CarePlus in Cheshire & Merseyside has proven there are numerous benefits from using a single CHIS IT system across the area; we have been able to maintain the accuracy of the child’s record and improve the data quality within the system. 

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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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Exploring the need for education about genomics

Health Education England (HEE) were keen to know how much training was needed for key clinical areas across the south west of England to be comfortable working with genomics. An understanding of the existing genomics knowledge and expertise was needed as a starting point. We led a scoping review relating to the field of genomics to explore this on behalf of HEE. 

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Evaluating ‘Care Closer to Home’ pilot for head and neck cancer patients

Bringing head and neck cancer follow-up and rehabilitation closer to home was the aim of a pilot introduced by Thames Valley Cancer Alliance in 2018. But had the changes made a difference? SCW was asked to deliver an independent evaluation to support future decisions on wider roll-out.

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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.