Cardiovascular disease is recognised as a silent killer, with 4.8 million people living in the UK undiagnosed. The condition is highly manageable with medication. Looking for a way to combat this lack of awareness, NHSEI wanted to test a new model of care. Community pharmacists would provide free blood pressure checks for those over 40. People with hypertension would then be referred to their GP for management.
To deliver the national Maternity Transformation Programme (MTP) NHSE/I looked for appropriate partners. SCW was asked to support the development of their personalisation and choice workstream.
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.
Delivery of urgent and emergency care (UEC) services in Hampshire, Isle of Wight (HIOW) and Surrey Heath was fragmented with separately operating 111 contracts. To meet the national requirements to join up the system a new type of contract was introduced, with the support of the SCW contracting team. The aim was to provide a more integrated experience and a better service for patients.
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.
Kent and Medway ICS Partnership’s core objective was to deliver integrated person-centred care. Social inequalities were a particular focus. They needed advanced intelligence to achieve this. Only through the use of integrated data would they find the insight they needed. Insight to focus on their challenges of wellbeing, prevention, and targeted personal care models.
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.
Our IMS Regional Improving Immunisation Uptake Support Team helped Greater Manchester Partnership identify housebound individuals who required delivery of the COVID-19 vaccination at home, helping them achieve an overall uptake percentage of greater than 90% in age groups 70+.
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.