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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 […]


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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Attain appointed to the Elis Transformation Change Framework 2.0

Attain is pleased to announce their recent appointment to the Elis Transformation Change Framework 2.0. The framework will provide capabilities to cover requirements from NHS Commissioning Support Units across England. Its aim is to meet the current and future challenges of its growing customer base with services split across Lots designed to address particular requirements. […]

Attain appointed to UK government’s Management Consultancy Framework

Attain is delighted to have been selected by the UK government as a preferred supplier for its new Management Consultancy Framework (MCF).  The Crown Commercial Service has awarded Attain a place in the Health and Community Lot. The MCF (know internally as RM345) will be valid until 2021 and replaces ConsultancyOne which expired in December […]