Mike leads a team which specialises in quantitative evaluations and linked health and social care projects. He has led several evaluation projects including, the evaluation of the 'Rapid Assessment Interface and Discharge' Plus Test Bed Programme in Birmingham and Solihull and a Case Study Evaluation of the national Stranded Patients Programme.
He has recently led a Synthetic Control evaluation of Wolverhampton’s Vertical Integration programme. The study assesses the impact of the programme on A&E attendances, emergency admissions and emergency readmissions. It has been published in the British Journal of General Practice.
Mike has developed a System Dynamics (SD) model to examine the impact of Covid on elective waiting lists (see link). Users can model the potential backlog created by the lockdown and test the Impact of any initiatives to reduce the waiting list as services restart. He will be leading an Action Learning Set on SD modelling starting in October 2020.
Mike has successfully delivered reports that match data across health and social care to provide insight on the local health economy. The reports have supported integrated planning by defining the proportion and characteristics of the small number of very high cost individuals who consume the most resources. The data can be used to develop new commissioning initiatives targeting high cost service groups and to evaluate those that have been implemented. The team has supported several Better Care Fund Pioneer and Vanguard Sites to understand how health and social care services are delivered in their local health economies so they can develop plans to manage demand across the system.
Mike has over 20 years’ experience of managing and analysing data across commissioners and providers within both health and social care. He can analyse and present complex data in a clear and concise format that can be used for decision making. He has developed monitoring systems and performance targets for integrated care metrics.