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NHS and Healthcare Case Studies

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...

CASE STUDY - 16/03/2016

Developing an ambulatory care framework

Commissioners across Coventry and Warwickshire wanted to commission ambulatory emergency care services to reduce admissions, improve quality of care, reduce length of hospital stays and improve patient experience across three acute hospitals. Members of the NHS Arden & GEM service redesign te...

CASE STUDY - 11/03/2016

Assurance support for local transformation plans

As part of its plan to allocate additional funds to transform mental health and eating disorder services for young people, NHS England appointed NHS Arden & GEM CSU to provide assurance support across the Midlands and East region. The CSU’s transformation team designed, planned and facilitate...

CASE STUDY - 11/03/2016

Improving maternal mental health services

As a result of the maternal mental health service transformation project, a new pathway has been put in place, recruitment to the specialist team has been completed, the new service has been officially launched and we have already received national interest in the model.

CASE STUDY - 19/02/2016

Bringing mental health patients home

We worked with Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust to improve the quality and efficiency of local mental health services. Benefiting patients, providers and commissioners, this project has delivered over £12m in cost savings while providing high quality, locally based services to pati...

CASE STUDY - 01/01/2016

Homeless Hospital Discharge Programme

Following the release of funding from the Department of Health for projects designed to tackle these concerns, NHS Arden & GEM Commissioning Support Unit worked with NHS and voluntary sector partners to design and implement a programme that would support hospitals in improving patient outcomes.

CASE STUDY - 24/05/2015

Improving Non-Emergency Patient Transport Services

Commissioners of Non-Emergency Patient Transport (NEPT) in the East Midlands were facing an increasingly complex task in procuring value for money, patient centric services.

CASE STUDY - 01/05/2015

Combining clinical and IT expertise to prevent strokes

Fewer people are suffering strokes thanks to a revolutionary IT tool which helps GPs identify and treat people at risk of stroke or TIAs