In May 2020 there was serious concern within NHSE/I around the potential for a high prevalence of flu during the coronavirus pandemic. A solution was urgently needed to help increase immunisation uptake that would ensure that the nation didn’t face a health crisis with flu and COVID-19 in the same season.
Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Sustainability & Transformation Partnership (BNSSG STP) wanted to know how the STP Chief Executives positively developed relationships could be cascaded to system groups to help solve their most wicked system problems.
Supporting and empowering GP’s to increase preschool booster vaccination uptake rates and maintain/improve overall childhood immunisation uptake across the Thames Valley during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The NHS Long Term Plan (LTP) committed to strengthening the general practice workforce through supporting the recruitment of 26,000 additional roles and more than 6,000 GPs into General Practice. Achieving this commitment will require some innovative solutions. SCW was asked to support the challenge.
The NHS has severe and ongoing staff shortages. The Health Foundation has estimated that staff shortages could amount to some 250,000 staff by 2030. This is providing ongoing challenges to meet in the context of a growing and ageing population, putting ever more pressure on staff resources.
How Herschel Medical Practice in Slough achieved a 10% increase in their overall childhood immunisation uptake rates.
System partners and regulators in Sussex were dissatisfied with the constant struggles and entrenched views in their historic assertive transactional contract management. They sought an alternative approach. A collective strategic decision was made that an Aligned Incentive Contract offered a better way.
A GP practice in Buckinghamshire rose to the challenge of delivering the childhood immunisation programme during COVID-19 and increased vaccination uptake rates.
As the world faced the COVID-19 pandemic and the requirement to lockdown during 2020, SCW's Improving Immunisation Uptake team was considering how to keep the important process of childhood immunisations going.
Frimley Local Maternity Services has a high proportion of births to parents born outside the UK in certain local areas. We were commissioned to address cultural health inequalities and develop a communications campaign to raise awareness of available maternity services.
How SCW’s Improving Immunisation Uptake (IIU) team delivered a significant reduction in the variation of immunisation uptake across the Thames Valley and an overall increase in uptake of childhood immunisations.