About

What we do

We’re a unique, nationwide health and social care consultancy that helps the most ambitious organisations and leaders define their future. We work alongside our clients as a team, sharing one ambition to achieve exceptional standards, promote sustainability and improve competitive advantage. We complement our advisory work with a suite of shared services to take the pressure away and enable us to deliver better, faster and more enduring outcomes.

Consultants talkingHow we work

We start by understanding your organisation: your operation, people, competitive advantage, culture, aspirations and challenges. By seeing the world the way you do we can work to your agenda, not our own and will apply our insights to your specific issues. We will always challenge the status quo, promoting innovation and reinvention, encouraging you to think differently.

Our beliefs

The health and social care sector is changing at a rapid pace and organisations big and small will need to look at ways to build and provide sustainable services.

  • Environmentally responsible - supporting providers and commissioners to become responsible global citizens
  • Operational effectiveness - designing services that eliminate waste, maximise efficiency and improve outcomes
  • Financial expertise - implementing robust financial management practices that enable innovation and reduce risk
  • Retaining the best people - developing an exciting people culture, with rewards and opportunities that retain the right people in the right roles

A business is only as good as its people. Harnessing the power of teams and leaders to make positive and lasting change is essential for the future of health and care.

  • Recruiting compassionate, enthusiastic and committed people
  • Promoting a culture of teamwork, innovation and transparency
  • Retaining and supporting the best talent, ensuring people have development opportunities and clear career objectives
  • Sharing best practices, offering constructive feedback and allowing people to grow as individuals and employees

Supporting innovation and reinvention across the health and social care sector is more important than ever before, and will be central to securing transformation and improved patient/service user outcomes. Creating the right conditions to enable innovation and new approaches will be key. This seeks to:

  • Lessen the burden of ill health and support people to live healthy lives for longer
  • Ensure care services meet the needs of people now, and in the future by ensuring care is personalised
  • Improving operational and financial resilience, driving forwards efficiency and promoting the use of technology

The status quo can result in both businesses and individuals growing stagnant, resulting in a poor patient/service user experience, poor quality and an unhealthy work culture. Effectively challenging the status quo often needs an impartial eye to really achieve:

  • An independent and impartial review of practices and processes
  • Enduring changes that deliver real value for businesses and teams
  • Expertise that may not otherwise be available
  • Patient and service user involvement

Our clients

We have recently completed projects including operational strategy, digital transformation and commercial due diligence for the following clients:

The future favours the bold

Learn about the pioneers that inspired our identity…

Aneurin Bevan was one of the most important ministers of the post-war Labour government and the chief architect of the National Health Service.

Bevan was born in November 1897 into a poor working class family, as a result of which he saw first-hand the devastating impact of poverty and disease.

Fast forward 50 years and Bevan was successful in launching the NHS. On 5 July 1948, the government took over responsibility for all medical services and there was free diagnosis and treatment for all.

Nye Bevan died on 6 July 1960 after spending over 60 years fighting for health and care reform.

Rosalind Franklin, born 1920, was exceptionally talented from a young age and in 1941 graduated with a degree in Chemistry.

Franklin started her research work on DNA in 1951 at King’s College and later produced an image of the same, which went on to become critical evidence in identifying the structure of DNA itself.

Crick and Watson used this image as the basis for their model of DNA for which they received a Nobel Prize in 1962. Franklin later went on to lay the foundations of structural virology.

Rosalind Franklin died on 16 April 1958, leaving behind a remarkable legacy.

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