Case studies

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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Winter modelling in BaNES, Swindon and Wiltshire

Our business intelligence (BI) team was engaged by BaNES, Swindon and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to develop a system-wide demand and capacity model to support winter planning. Also, to highlight capacity risks across acute and community providers.

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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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Designing a sustainable integrated dermatology service with Somerset ICS

We supported an evolving ICS to develop an integrated dermatology service that is financially and clinically sustainable.

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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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How did a practice increase its pre-school booster rate?

Dr Nabi’s practice in Slough had been facing challenges with its preschool booster immunisation uptake rates for almost two years.  Our Improving Immunisation Uptake Team (IIUT) worked in collaboration with staff at the practice to review their approach to childhood immunisations, providing long-term support, which resulted in a substantial increase in pre-school booster uptake by February 2022. 

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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. 

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How has Sussex bowel screening become more focused?

Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK and the second biggest cancer killer. Our geospatial team was engaged by Sussex Integrated Care System (ICS) to identify hotspots of low bowel screening uptake and high cancer positivity rates within their area. We designed a bespoke web application that allowed easy and quick access to comprehensively identify and evaluate areas of concern.