Various NHS organisations are grappling with the effects of Covid-19, from trying to find extra capacity in advance of a potential second wave, to trying to restart elective care in a way that is safe and sustainable, to ensuring community teams are well equipped for an increased number of patients requiring treatment at home who have had to battle life threatening symptoms of the virus.
But, in order to know how you’re going to get “there”, it’s important to know what the here and now looks like. Without knowing the levels of performance a clinical department is currently achieving, the management controls that are currently in place, and the behaviours and culture that is being displayed, the end result will be the inevitable assumption – our teams are too busy, therefore we need to recruit more staff, utilise higher levels of bank and agency, and drive the cost of care up.
It’s crucial to conduct the required analysis into what the state of play is as things are. Right now.
As an organisation, we help various organisations improve their levels of performance. We do it every single day. Our heads are programmed to ensure that whatever department we are working with, work is forecasted, planned, assigned and followed up in a systematic, transparent and defined way, in line with what the organisation needs to achieve.
But, we genuinely do not know what the levels of opportunity are without firstly conducting an analysis.
We do this initial analysis at our own cost. Why? Because we just don’t know what to expect, and whether we can actually help. We’ll have some idea, but it would be wrong to put a proposal together without firstly seeing what the issues are, and whether the issues are ones which we can actually help with.
These analyses typically take between 2 to 3 weeks. They cover a range of different areas, including statistical and financial data, operational studies, behavioural studies, system analyses, and an analysis of attitudes and values.
We ensure delivery of significant results way in excess of any costs to deliver the required work. Plus, we underwrite the costs of any programme we do with the annualised savings that are achieved during the programme. That is, unless the annualised savings of the programme are achieved and are at least the same as the programme cost, we’ll keep working until that’s achieved.
Click on the Contact Us button for an initial meeting, and we’ll talk you through what we may be able to do to help you prepare for the effects of Covid-19 on your organisation.