Making systems work
Mapping goals and outcomes
Improving performance and capability
PROGRAMME AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Leading innovative change
PARTNERSHIP AND INTEGRATION
Facilitating joined up health and social care
Waite Atkins Consultancy & Interim Management for HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE
APPROACH AND PHILOSOPHY
Waite Atkins specialises in improving health and social care systems through consultancy as well as programme, project and interim management.
Our approach places emphasis on system-wide thinking, putting the patient or service user centre stage whilst also taking into consideration the perspectives of partners and stakeholders.
As experienced leaders, managers and researchers we also focus on robust, analytical and evidence-based approaches to finding solutions that meet client’s and their partners’ needs.
Our clients are typically Clinical Commissioning Groups, NHS Trusts and Local Authorities. We work closely with them from the outset to understand their requirements and situation and identify clear reporting processes and deliverables.
We produce not only analytics but also potential solutions that deliver required outcomes and value for money.
We are committed to helping clients move quickly from diagnosis to solutions to implementation, taking account of any unintended system-wide consequences taking account of the complexity inherent in health and social care in any particular area.
We have undertaken several service reviews looking at, for example, the structure and effectiveness of community based services; patient flows in a large acute hospital and efficiency and effectiveness of NHS Continuing Healthcare services achieving recurring and sustainable savings in each.
With health and social care partners we recently evaluated the balance of community, home and bed-services…
across a health and social care community to develop new models of care and supported the co-design of mental health services for an inner city area.
In partnership with commissioners and clinicians we have developed and implemented improved processes to discharge acute hospital patients who need onward care, procuring such care in a challenging market, ensuring it is of good quality and safe.
Specifically, we also produced costed alternative models of ‘discharge to assess’ for a Clinical Commissioning Group and assisted with the implementation of the preferred model.