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NHS and Healthcare Case Studies

CASE STUDY - 21/03/2016

Scoping and delivering QIPP programmes

NHS Arden & GEM Commissioning Support Unit (CSU) began a process of scoping and analysis to ensure that valuable CCG resources were being utilised to support QIPP schemes that could make the biggest potential difference.

CASE STUDY - 21/03/2016

Delivering efficiencies in secondary care high cost drug expenditure

Working collaboratively with Coventry and Rugby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW), we have successfully implemented a consistent approach to the use of tariff-excluded high cost drugs, which is compliant with best practice and has delivere...

CASE STUDY - 21/03/2016

Supporting respiratory pathway redesign in Hardwick CCG

NHS Arden & GEM CSU has developed bespoke ‘deep dive’ packs, which bring together national tools and analysis with insight and local business intelligence to support service improvement.

CASE STUDY - 21/03/2016

Using Local Authority levers to effect change

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham has a high rate of standardised hospital admission for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), which is currently more than double the England average. NHS Arden & GEM Commissioning Support Unit (CSU) was appointed to design and support impleme...

CASE STUDY - 17/03/2016

Implementing a single patient record across Milton Keynes

The NHS Arden & GEM CSU Clinical Systems team developed, implemented and managed an 18 month programme which has migrated 27 GP practices onto a single shared electronic patient record system. The integrated system offers many benefits to patients and delivers practice cost savings of over £4...

CASE STUDY - 17/03/2016

Feel Well, Choose Well Winter Campaign

In a bid to reduce the pressure on Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments, NHS Arden & GEM CSU worked with CCGs across Coventry and Warwickshire, to encourage people to choose the right health service at the right time.

CASE STUDY - 17/03/2016

Developing a timely assessment programme for Continuing Healthcare reviews

We worked with our clients to develop a timely assessment programme, including the prioritisation of overdue reviews. Our approach has improved outcomes for patients, ensured compliance with the national framework, and has delivered savings for Clinical Commissioning Groups in Coventry and Warwic...

CASE STUDY - 17/03/2016

Developing improvements in the Continuing Healthcare decision making process

CCGs must assure themselves that eligibility for care is determined in a consistent and robust manner, in line with the requirements of the National Framework. Mindful of the resource implications, we have successfully implemented a fully compliant delegated decision process in partnership with C...

CASE STUDY - 17/03/2016

Medicines management at Castel Froma Care Centre

Castle Froma Care Centre provides long-term and respite care plus rehabilitation for neurological conditions. Following a Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection, specific challenges around the management of medicines were highlighted. Our Medicines Optimisation team were approached by Castle Fr...

CASE STUDY - 16/03/2016

Supporting practices to implement drug switches

NHS South Warwickshire CCG identified that switching patients currently on branded medicines to a generic equivalent could support them to stay within the overall prescribing budget. The Prescribing and Medicines Optimisation team at NHS Arden & GEM CSU designed a set of practical materials t...