News & Insights

Who’s next please?

Throughout the country, integrated care systems are trying to redefine what we have previously understood by the concept of treating in line with clinical need.  Indeed, NHS providers are reviewing how to reprioritise elective waiting lists by taking account of factors influencing inequality. This means an individual’s position on the waiting list could be revised […]

Fuller Stocktake Report 2022

In May 2022, NHS England published the final report of the stocktake by Dr Claire Fuller, Chief Executive-designate Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care System and GP on integrated primary care, looking at what is working well, why it’s working well and how we can accelerate the implementation of integrated primary care (incorporating the current 4 pillars […]

HSJi Live Conference 2022

On Tuesday 7th June, the Acumentice Business Development team attended the HSJi Live Conference 2022, held in the state-of-the-art Exhibition centre, 133 Houndsditch. This was a great opportunity to connect with colleagues from different parts of the country, meet HSJ journalists and listen to their insightful talks that revealed the current challenges faced by NHS. […]

The State of Demand for Mental Health Services 2022

Mental health services have never been in such a demand as they are in 2022. At the end of 2021, the number of referrals for specialist NHS mental health care reached a record high in England. NHS Digital told the BBC that there were 4.3 million referrals for conditions including anxiety and depression – and […]

How successful are the early adopters of the community diagnostic centres?

Comminuty Diagnostic Centres’s (CDC) were introduced to support elective recovery. The Department of Health and Social Care announced in October 2021 the opening of 40 new CDCs. By April 2022, 73 centres had opened, and 160 more CDCs are envisioned to be up and running by 2025. However, to what extent do these centres actually […]

Wendy Baines joins as Principal Consultant

We’re pleased to announce the hiring of Wendy Baines as a new Principal Consultant to help integrated care systems (ICSs) execute sustainable recovery plans. Wendy will work with ICSs to understand the challenges and opportunities arising from the elective recovery plan, alongside helping us expand our range of healthcare consultancy services. Frontline experience In the […]

Delivering impact

A first for Acumentice, this summer, NHS Graduate Management Trainee, Wil Peake, joined the team for an 8 week flexi placement. As part of the Graduate Management Training Scheme (GMTS), it is encouraged trainees use their flexi placement to gain a broader and more holistic view of the wider healthcare sector.  After working in an […]

From Data to Insights: How to Improve Elective Care Sustainably

From Data to Insights: How to Improve Elective Care Sustainably

Covid-19 has created a huge impact on elective care. With resources focused entirely on treating patients affected by the pandemic the NHS is now facing the largest elective care recovery programme in history.   A sustainable elective recovery programme is built upon strong clinical leadership, innovation, operational management, and engagement of patients supported by effective […]

A glass framework

Acumentice Awarded National Framework for Data Validation Services

Acumentice is pleased to announce that it is one of seven providers that has been awarded a national framework for the provision of Data Validation Services by The Countess of Chester Hospital Commercial Procurement Services (COCH-CPS).   With the framework in place, NHS organisations can access highly specialised support enabling the testing and validation of […]

Data shown on a screen to help underpin elective care recovery

HSJ Feature – How data will underpin elective care recovery

It’s common knowledge that data plays a vital role in our daily lives. Indeed, most companies today rely on data to strategize and inform future business decisions. Data has played an important role in the NHS for a long time too. In an article published in the HSJ – Doug Treanor, Director of Operations at […]

How technology can transform the elective care challenge

Open Access Government – How technology can transform the elective care challenge

The concept of using technology to help improve delivery and systems within in the NHS is not new. As waiting lists grow ever longer and are now at their highest levels since records began, the use of technology can surely be capitalised further to improve patient safety. In this recently published article by Open Access […]

Shaking hands on a unified approach to managing elective patients during the pandemic

HSJ Feature – The need for a unified approach to managing elective patients during the pandemic

As we find ourselves in the middle of third lockdown, and what could be the most severe wave of the pandemic so far, what lessons can be learned from our experiences over the last 10 months to support the management of elective care and as much as possible, maintain the safety of patients? Published in […]