Case studies

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Targeted investment in recruiting returner doctors pilot

Recruitment and marketing support to encourage returning and new doctors to relocate to practices in hard-to-recruit areas.

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Using Geographical Information Systems to inform service design

Using GIS mapping evidence over 1,330 square miles in Somerset we helped to improve service provision for stroke patients.

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Introducing Aligned Incentive Contracts

In 2017, in preparation for becoming an Integrated Care System (ICS) the Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust (PHT) and South East Hampshire, Fareham & Gosport and Portsmouth CCGs wanted to look at how they could incentivise activity and reduce costs across the system as a whole rather than focussing on hospital income.

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How Somerset STP is monitoring Daily Urgent Care

The entire health community of Somerset is now able to access a daily summary of their Urgent Care information.

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How can GIS help plan housebound patients' vaccination programmes?

Devising the optimal routing for GPs and nurses in Somerset to visit local housebound patients and provide COVID-19 vaccinations in the most efficient way.

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Bringing health and safety alive through engaging communications

In recognition of the annual Health and Safety Week and as part of our ‘say something about our H&S contract with Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Buckinghamshire and BaNES’ we provided an engaging awareness campaign for staff.

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Enhancing care by sharing data and information

We developed a new dashboard tool that enables NHS staff, for the first time ever, to assess the impact of interventions on deteriorating patients with suspicion of sepsis.

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National COVID-19 programme for returning doctors and clinicians

In 2020 SCW set up a new NHS111 Clinical Assessment Service to manage responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Prompting smokers across Somerset to quit for Stoptober

Advertising campaign achieved the fourth-highest click-through rates for a campaign of this type across England.

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Giving children and young people access to the mental health services they need

The Children and Young People's Mental Health Policy Team came asking for help with a system that wasn't working. Luckily we knew what to do.

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Tracking the number of deaths related to COVID-19

During the pandemic, we were commissioned to provide vital daily intelligence on deaths resulting from COVID-19, for the South East and South West regions of NHS England.

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Using health analytics to identify patients at risk of COVID-19

Designing a new segmentation model to identify patients at risk of COVID-19 in Berkshire West ICP to enable proactive contact to deliver appropriate support.