Case studies

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Has the Accelerator programme helped to reduce elective waiting lists?

Bristol, North Somerset, and Somerset (BNSSG) Integrated Care System (ICS) was selected to take part in the Elective Accelerator programme, a national initiative launched in May 2021. The objective of the Accelerator programme was to reduce elective waiting lists by evaluating and implementing novel ways of working to increase the number of elective operations undertaken. 

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Can using teledermatology reduce waiting lists in skin disease?

Implementing safe and effective teledermatology triage pathways and processes can reduce waiting times, footfall into Community Services and Acute Trusts, and improve patient outcomes. We delivered a three-part programme for NHSX to assess whether teledermatology could deliver its 10% waiting time reduction target. 

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How we advocated personalised care and support (PCS) for cancer

Developing the Personalised Care and Support (PCS) work programme within Somerset, Wiltshire, Avon and Gloucestershire (SWAG) Cancer Alliance as a key aspect of effective care delivery.


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National and local insights drive innovative primary care workforce planning

SCW was asked to deliver an insight-driven primary care programme to PCNs within the Buckingham, Oxfordshire & Berkshire West (BOB) Integrated Care System (ICS). This required the development of a workforce programme to support the participating PCNs with the identification of interventions that would deliver maximum impact and ensure that targeted care could be delivered to the population over the next 3, 5, and 10 years.

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Delivering data for a more personalised approach in the PHM Accelerator Programme

NHS England commissioned the PHM Accelerator Programme to support STPs and emerging ICSs to develop their PHM capabilities to manage their population better. We are providing integrated data sets to identify patients who would benefit from a more proactive, personalised approach to primary care.

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Adopting Personalised Stratified Follow-up in cancer treatment

Giving patients access to the best clinical pathways is a story of design and implementation - but knowing how your programme is being adopted is not always easy. SCWs work with the NHS Cancer Programme shows how it can be done.


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The problem of constipation for people with a learning disability and autistic people

People with a learning disability and autistic people have demonstrably higher rates of constipation than the general population. It is, in fact, one of the five most common long-term health conditions reported by this group. We were asked by NHSE South West to carry out a rapid review to understand constipation and its management in people with a learning disability and autistic people.

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An effective inequalities approach for a cancer alliance

A primary function of cancer alliances is to reduce inequalities in access, the experience of care, and outcomes for cancer patients and the wider population. We've been supporting our customers to understand what support systems are needed to provide added value to their local work programmes. By identifying common areas of work to take forward in addressing inequalities we have established an effective cancer inequalities workstream to ensure services are provided in an integrated way to reduce health inequalities.

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Evaluating the success of pioneering Prehab4Cancer programme

Prehab4Cancer (P4C) launched a pioneering prehabilitation 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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Using geospatial technologies for service transformation support

The Humber Acute Service Review (HASR) aims to deliver new models of care and infrastructure investment across a challenged health and care system. We were asked by HASR to provide geospatial and analytical support to help deliver their objective.

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Evolving patient, carer and public involvement in cancer care

A new approach to improving the quality of care and health outcomes was set out in the 2019 NHS Long-Term Plan. It emphasised the need to build on existing engagement with local communities to ensure their meaningful input into local plans. We supported Somerset, Wiltshire, Avon and Gloucestershire (SWAG) Cancer Alliance to evolve and increase patient and public involvement to ensure meaningful input into local plans.

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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.