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How Attain transformed health outcomes for the people of Luton

We recently completed a successful Integrated Urgent Care project with NHS Luton CCG and Herts Urgent Care to help improve quality of services, better patient experiences and ultimately improve outcomes for the Luton population. The results are remarkable. The first direct bookable GP appointment process has been implemented in England and overall, our support has […]

Supporting Patient Flow ahead of Winter and beyond

Last week, the Attain team of Helen Pyecroft, Matthew Jones, Andrea Willimott and Lucy Cole supported Draper & Dash Healthcare, provider of healthcare analytics, with their Executive Patient Flow Winter Summit in London. Most of you will be familiar with the struggle to facilitate patient flow within your organisations, and with your system partners. With […]

Julia Allen on her first 30 days at Attain

Tell us a little bit about yourself Twelve years ago I decided I’d like to apply my business skills and experience in supporting  the NHS. Being an interim was the most expedient way to do this, and I implemented many beneficial changes working with commissioners and providers. Prior to that I worked with IBM for […]

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Mental health services for young people

Chris Spark shares our learning on what’s vital in delivering the right services at the right time. Children and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) are under enormous pressure across the country. There has been a noticeable national increase in awareness of the importance of emotional wellbeing of children and young people. At the same time, […]

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Nicola Hepburn on her first 30 days at Attain

Tell us a little bit about yourself I am a mental health nurse and have had a varied and very untraditional yet interesting career, as pointed out by Gareth Hartley at my interview! I have been very fortunate to work across all sectors of the health and social care economy, from a ward nurse to […]

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In the news – A&E in England: are we really that bad?

Summary: As A&E performance in England and the rest of the UK continues a seemingly endless race to the bottom, we consider just how bad (or good) we are. When considering transformational change, the NHS is often quoted against international institutions such as the Mayo Clinic and Canterbury in New Zealand for example. These comparisons […]

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What are the four key drivers of integration in health and social care?

Integration looks different in every area: virtual, physical and digital, yet all seek to achieve a positive change for the health and care economy and the community it serves. The drivers for health and care integration include a desire to reduce emergency bed days, improve the quality and efficiency of care, and reduce duplication between […]