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Mental Health Solution Overview

Why we help

  • Covid has accelerated an ongoing trend of declining mental health across the UK, with under 18’s most effected
  • There is significant disparity in waiting times for access to general and specialist mental health services across the UK
  • Process and pathway inefficiencies are driving un-necessary admissions, high LOS and an overall bed shortage
  • There are significant numbers of complex pathways within Mental Health where capacity and demand is unclear
  • There is a lack of support for transformation and change in mental health, including quality training and digital investment
  • This has led to stagnating and inefficient delivery models not capable of dealing with the ever-increasing demand
  • The result is sub optimal patient outcomes and care delivery

How we help

  • Support for developing and rolling out risk stratification tools to improve management of demand
  • Capacity and Demand modelling to improve forecasting of required capacity for:
    • Outpatients (general & specialist)
    • Assessment & treatment (CAMHS, general assessment, adults, forensics, LDASD)
    • Inpatient (general & specialist)
  • Benchmarking and standardisation of appointment durations to eliminate unwarranted variation and maximise available capacity
  • Implementation support for GIRFT and other transformation programmes
  • Mental Health Training Academy for ward managers and senior nurses, utilising a coaching and mentoring approach to optimise performance and quality delivery on mental health wards

What’s the impact?

  • Better demand management and admission avoidance (minimised clinical risk)
  • Reduced LOS
  • Shorter waiting times
  • Better equity of access
  • Better visibility of bed demand leading to clearer understanding of investment and commissioning intentions/requirements
  • Improved visibility and quality of data to facilitate improved decision making
  • Better patient care and experience
  • Better partnership working across mental health disciplines and wider social care
  • Improved regulatory status
  • Improved staff skill mix and ability to deliver high quality care

Find out how our clinical efficiency specialists
can help you with…

Academies

The NHS requires effective and capable leaders in management roles to support clinical teams in running sustainable and safe services. Still, many teams recognise the lack of internal training delivered over recent years has delayed improvements. Our Academies aim to upskill local NHS teams to be more effective in their management roles and run effective improvement programmes for elective services. Reducing the reliance on external consultancy support in the future.

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Diagnostics

Our diagnostic solution can support your teams in reducing reliance on premium rate reporting spending and reduce turnaround times from referral to scan/scan to report. Our interactive dashboards enable teams to review their productivity in ways most teams haven’t had access to previously.

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Endoscopy

With significant capacity challenges experienced by many endoscopy teams across the country and additional funding being spent on creating capacity within the private sector, improving internal capacity couldn’t be more critical. Our productivity tools and specialists will work with your teams to standardise unit point allocation and capacity templates to maximise available capacity.

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Hospital Admin

Hospital administration teams play a pivotal role in a patient’s pathway, but despite this, they are often an undervalued resource that hasn’t been invested in over recent years. Our programmes can help transform your admin pathways by implementing digitalised processes and retraining the team to use best practice approaches and improve customer service skills.

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Mental Health

The recent pandemic has accelerated an ongoing trend of declining mental health across the UK, with under 18’s most affected. Our teams can support the development and rollout of risk stratification tools to improve demand management, and our academy can aid in upskilling local teams to utilise existing resources more effectively.

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Outpatients

With outpatient waiting lists growing year on year and waits for patients to be assessed increasing significantly, significant pathway changes are required to ensure these services can become sustainable. Our specialists can create the headspace and provide additional capacity and capability to drive both incremental and transformational changes. Our specialists will improve existing processes and implement new pathways to support teams with these system-wide challenges.

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Primary Care

With high volumes of clinical correspondence from an increasing number of sources creating clinical risk and constraining capacity, primary care is consistently under pressure to manage this increasing demand. Our teams can implement workload optimisation processes to redesign triage processes and clinical decision-making.

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Theatres

With some of the longest waits for surgery in the last decade and the cost of running an operating theatre increasing, improving theatre productivity has never been higher on trust agendas. Our specialists and interactive tools can support your teams in improving in-session utilisation sustainably and the use of theatre estate, not only to treat additional cases but also to reduce the reliance on the independent sector and bring additional income back into the NHS. Paired with our Theatre Academy, we can upskill your local teams to be confident in managing all theatre productivity challenges in the short and long term.

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