Case studies

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Addressing cultural health inequalities through targeted communications

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 a specialist team helped GPs to reduce variation in immunisation uptake

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.

Mental Health: bringing the value of data quality to an NHS region

Delivering data quality improvement for the Mental Health Services Data Set (MHSDS) across the South East (SE) region. 

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Deepening STP collaboration through System Leadership Development

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.

Increasing preschool booster uptake rates during the 2020 pandemic

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.

Advancing mental health services by making winter funding go further

Using our expertise to support NHSE South East Regional Winter Planning 19/20 and 20/21

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Strategic HR support for the South West Bring Back Staff scheme

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.   

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Tackling health inequalities and improving childhood immunisation uptake rates in Slough

How Herschel Medical Practice in Slough achieved a 10% increase in their overall childhood immunisation uptake rates.

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Supporting the mental health needs of the under fives

By early 2020 NHSE/I recognised a comprehensive 0-25 mental health offer was needed if it was to meet the expectations of the LTP. We worked alongside NHSE/I to deliver a national under-fives mental health services report that would inform service change and policy development.

How a GP practice rose to the pandemic challenge of immunising its children

A GP practice in Buckinghamshire rose to the challenge of delivering the childhood immunisation programme during COVID-19 and increased vaccination uptake rates.

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What's the secret to maintaining childhood immunisation uptake rates during a pandemic?

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.

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Transforming Devon's Local Maternity System

To better understand their current situation and transform future services, Devon STP asked SCW to support the development of their Local Maternity System plan.