Service Transformation news

Attain’s recent framework success continues

We are delighted to announce our appointments on three respected frameworks. NHS England Health Systems Support Framework (HSSF) We are excited to announce Attain has been awarded a place on the NHS England Health Systems Support Framework (HSSF). Attain has been awarded on two lots Transformation and change support and Patient empowerment and activation. We […]

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In the news – Group Consultations coming soon to a GP near you?

Summary:  The prospect of ‘Group GP Consultations’ potentially took a step closer to becoming a part of standard primary care after a leading GP told the annual Royal College of GPs annual conference that the audience should ‘take a leap of faith’.     What’s being proposed? Group consultations are now widely expected to be rolled […]

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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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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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Reflections from the HFMA Convergence 2.0 conference

Encompassing the annual provider and commissioning faculty conferences  HFMA overview National policy is aligning more organisations from health and care. Systematic issues around governance, payment and contracting are being discussed at length, without a “one size fits all” solution. Cultural issues around different organisations working together is introducing a wave of fast-paced and widespread change […]

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In the news – £200 million savings from three biosimilars: what’s next?

Summary: NHSI data suggests that in the region of £200m of savings were being achieved from switching to just three “biosimilars” instead of the original “biologic” medicine. What does this mean for the future of medical provision in the NHS?  What are biosimilars and biologic medicines? Biologics are complex medicines which are expensive to manufacture […]