Population health implications of the Covid-19 pandemic
Mental health, Urgent and emergency care
January 2023

​​Our new report for The Midlands Decision Support Network (MDSN) presents findings of the effects of the care disruption, from the Covid-19 pandemic, on population health. The in-depth analysis identifies which patients and health conditions should be the focus of future efforts in reducing inequalities caused by the pandemic. ​

Evaluating and embedding social values in procurement at East London NHS Foundation Trust
System thinking and system working
November 2022

This report presents emerging findings from the early development stages of a social value approach to procurement by East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT). These findings provide insights for other organisations beginning to explore how to use procurement to contribute to improving health and reducing health inequalities.

Estimating the impact of the proposed reforms to the Mental Health Act on the workload of psychiatrists
Mental health, System thinking and system working
October 2021

In January 2021, the Government published a White Paper, setting out its plans to reform the Mental Health Act. The Government invited views on the paper and in July 2021, it published a summary of the consultation responses and its plans to address the issues raised.

‘To risk stratify or not risk stratify, that is the question’ (At least, it should be)
Better use of analysis and decision making, System thinking and system working, Urgent and emergency care
October 2021

Risk stratification tools are ubiquitous in healthcare. The concept is simple and seductive. By predicting the risk of future adverse events, we should be able to target efforts to avoid/mitigate them. Doing so would save both money and misery.