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Clinical Thresholds: What are the opportunities and challenges for providers?

Clinical thresholds are one of the tools being use across the country to help transform the approach to care. Often patients are offered pathways that encourage self-care or alternative approaches before further intervention (e.g. surgery) is required. Clinical threshold policies are evidence-based pathways which are applied to commissioning contracts with providers. The policies are formalised […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]