Case studies

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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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Developing senior leaders to navigate through challenging times

In conjunction with our partner Common Purpose, we successfully designed and delivered a Senior Leaders Development programme to support senior leaders in navigating the turbulent times of both a global pandemic and a changing NHS landscape, enabling these leaders to build new collaborative relationships and learn from others both within and outside of the NHS.  

Somerset SEND Improvement

Somerset CCG and County council were found to have 'widespread weaknesses' in their Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) services which were causing distress to many children, their parents, and their families.

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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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Investigating inequalities in cancer treatment for people with learning disabilities

NHSE wanted to examine if there were any inequalities in access to cancer treatment between people with and without Learning Disabilities. To do this data from several sources needed to be brought together to show the full patient experience. Once this data was codified it could be statistically processed to see if any differences were highlighted.

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How has care improved for children and young people in the South West?

NHSE/I South West region wanted an objective evaluation of the progress made by their seven systems in delivering the transformation needed in Children and Young People’s (CYP) services. SCW rapidly designed and mobilised a bespoke assessment process to provide a comprehensive evaluation. Best practice, key themes and recommendations were identified for the region.

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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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Insight into community dental services captured through national engagement platform

NHS England (NHSE/I) asked us to support the national Primary Care Community Services and Strategy Directorate with the design, implementation, and analysis of a survey of dental working patterns across England.

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In-depth analysis of learning disability roadmaps informs future work

To review the plans for Learning and Autism in their systems NHSE/I South West region wanted an analysis of the Learning Disability and Autism roadmaps submitted by their seven systems. We carried out a high-level review of plans to inform future work, a step towards making health and care services better for people with a learning disability and autistic people.

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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.

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Protecting patient access to community pharmacy services

The Pharmacy Access Scheme (PhAS) aims to ensure that a baseline level of patient access to NHS community pharmaceutical services in England is protected. Our geospatial team was engaged by the UK Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to support implementation by delivering updated distance analytics to and between pharmacies.

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Delivering a masterclass on waiting list management

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused national backlogs across patients waiting for treatment. Further, national data was released to demonstrate the waiting list backlog for mental health. In response, the south west region required an event to share best practice in the management of waiting lists. They asked SCW to deliver this.