SCWs solutions in summary

To help you adapt and meet your challenges, we offer solutions in five priority areas.

The scale of the challenges facing health and care services today is enormous. Refining urgent and emergency care, strengthening access to high quality GP services, and improving outcomes for individuals with cancer and mental health conditions – all whilst trying to balance the budget, cannot be underestimated. To help you adapt and meet these challenges face on, we offer solutions in five priority areas:

Achieving excellence in care
Working with our customers, we have already developed a strong track record in redesigning patient pathways which understand, measure and implement the best care models. From improved cancer care, boosting mental health services and easing pressure on urgent care, to emphasising prevention and tackling unhealthy lifestyles, through to delivering quality end of life care our Care Excellence solutions support you to develop and redesign your services to drive improvements.

Developing new care systems and organisations
Delivery of the Sustainability and Transformation Plans developed in response to the Five Year Forward View necessitates organisations working together to develop effective ‘place based’ care solutions. We’re already supporting our customers with the implementation of their STP plans and in their evolution towards Accountable Care Systems by helping to bring together the information, people, technology and processes that are essential to success.

Recognising the complexity of the change programmes faced, this is as much a journey of individual, team and organisational development as it is about the practical changes in the way care is delivered. Our role can encompass acting as subject matter experts, facilitators, change agents, project managers and critical friends, depending on the needs of each care system. We can also provide an effective mechanism for sourcing the additional specialist expertise needed to implement the contractual and organisational changes that are required.

Transformation of primary and integrated care
SCW has a strong primary care team with out of hospital expertise, who deliver both transformational programmes to bring about improvements in care, and transactional services to monitor and manage activity. Our expertise will support the development of out of hospital care services and providers in your footprint – providing solutions and change facilitation to turn your vision into a reality.

Strategic commissioning
To deliver real and sustainable improvements in quality, local systems need to identify better ways to commission services. The aim is to break down organisational barriers to enable collaborative working across health and care systems – always ensuring patient needs are prioritised. Our in-house experts are specialists in the development of strategic commissioning, mergers and organisational development to support you in planning for the future.

Ensuring sustainability within care systems 
SCW has significant experience in supporting our customers to achieve a grip on theirperformance, highlightingopportunities for more efficient working processes and driving cost efficiency. We can support you to make the money invested in the NHS go further, so you can deliver services that staff and patients want.

Associate Director of Transformation