Contracting for health outcomes: from concept through theory to implementation
Elective / planned care, Inequalities
May 2024

In this new report, jointly authored with colleagues from the University of York and The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, we set out in detail how an outcomes-based contract for elective knee replacements might be constructed, and the potential implications for commissioners, providers, and policy-makers.

Leadership training and support for organisational development: an offer from the Strategy Unit
Better use of analysis and decision making, System thinking and system working
October 2023

The Strategy Unit has long been known for the quality of its analytical work, and the clear, critical thinking that underpins it. More recently, we have been asked to provide leadership training and support for organisational development. Individuals, teams, organisations and Systems have found this valuable. We have also enjoyed doing it. And now we are opening our offer so others can benefit.

Review of Ophthalmic Managed Clinical Networks (MCNs) in Staffordshire and Shropshire
Primary, community and social care services, Specialised services, System thinking and system working
October 2023

The aim of the MCNs is to bring together primary care optometrists with local ophthalmologists within a geographical area. This is a review Strategy Unit were commissioned by NHS England to work with a medical retina MCN in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and a glaucoma MCN in Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent, to review their work so far and look at the opportunities the networks present.