The COVID-19 response required rapid change and innovation across health and care. As part of a wider package of evaluation support, from April to June, the Strategy Unit led some qualitative work (training and supporting CCG staff to conduct interviews) across an STP to capture learning from primary care (primarily PCN clinical leads) and community nursing leads about their experiences. The interviews explored the rapid move to total triage, video and online team communications, changes to day-to-day practices, working with care homes and their views on the backlog and unmet need.
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This local decision-making framework aims to empower systems as they look to design new contracting approaches aimed at improving outcomes.
How will we know if Integrated Care Systems reduce demand for urgent care?
The implications of a blended payment system are far reaching: Decisions about planned activity levels will determine the total funding envelope for urgent care within a system and will influence the behaviour of healthcare providers and the services they deliver to patients.
This report explores the pressures on inpatient mental health services across Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships in England, drawing on a wide range of datasets, published research and interviews with staff working on mental health services. The report was commissioned by and includes a response from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
PHM Academy - Core Team Event 2nd July 2019
We held our first Core Team event on the 2nd July 2019 which was a huge success.
All STPs arrived in high numbers and were given the opportunity to hold talks with some of the leading experts, which included:
In March 2019, NHS England is expected to report the outcome of its review of constitutional waiting times targets. This report reviews the factors that have led to the decline in performance against one of these targets - the 4-hour target for Accident and Emergency Departments. The analysis uncovers new insights and has the potential to reshape received wisdom about the performance of A&E departments, carrying important implications for healthcare policy and system leadership.
High level findings from a series of evidence reviews on new care models.
Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) cycles, developed by Walter Shewhart and Edward Deming, are a common model used for testing small scale changes. Using these cycles enables you to test whether the proposed change will succeed, before rolling out full implementation.
This document provides more detail on our initial offer to clients – including our series of training workshops, our innovation & evaluation toolkit and advisory support.
The fishbone tool, developed by Kaoru Ishikawa, is a cause and effect analysis that helps you to understand a range of the causes to a problem, not just the obvious ones. Use this tool to determine why a particular problem is occurring.