At this year’s NHS Confederation it was no surprise to hear that service change remains a high priority for the NHS.
Acute reconfiguration programmes have struggled to implement change in the past because of the difficulty in driving necessary improvements in primary, community and social care to facilitate acute change.
We believe that Clinical Commissioning will enable the NHS to deliver service change more effectively as local GPs are closer to local services and therefore best placed to deliver the integration and co-ordination of care that, worldwide, is fast becoming recognised as the desired model for patient-centred healthcare.
Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) can work locally to drive real improvements and collectively can work together to design system wide change. However, there remain complex processes, legislation and political requirements attached to any proposals for service change.
PA has extensive experience supporting NHS clients – and most recently CCGs – in the end-to-end process of designing and delivering service change. We work flexibly with our clients to facilitate the development of clinically-led proposals through robust processes that stand up to external scrutiny.
We have successfully supported a wide range of service change programmes across the country including London, Oxfordshire and Cumbria. We have supported whole system changes and service specific changes such as the stroke and major trauma reconfigurations in London.
To find out how we can support your service change programme please contact us now.