With the NHS facing unprecedented demand for services, local health systems are under continual pressure to improve productivity and performance. One key approach to achieving this objective is reducing the causes of unwarranted clinical variation – the national disparity in health access, outcomes and expenditure.
Understanding the causes and effects of unwarranted variation offers the opportunity to ensure that:
Turning opportunities into improvements
At Arden & GEM CSU, we recognise the scale and scope of the challenges now faced in local health and care systems: transforming care delivery, creating new organisations, working together in new devolved ways across local health and care systems. Set against this backdrop, we can enable health economies to realise the full potential that reducing unwarranted variation offers by identifying and understanding causes, prioritising areas of focus, and developing and implementing evidence based interventions. By drawing upon our expertise in business intelligence, programme management, service transformation, procurement and clinical engagement; we can translate opportunities into realistic implementation programmes.
Our approach to reducing clinical variation
To ensure we offer advice and support that meets your unique needs, we will work strategically with you to fully understand local circumstances – what is the present state of the local system, what improvements are sought, what are the quality and financial challenges. We then work practically with you to develop and deliver solutions to meet those challenges – new care models, new organisational models, new ways of working, and new contracting models, including the move to shared risk and value based healthcare.