News & Insights

Forum reflection – why the refreshed NHS Long Term Plan is a must

A few weeks ago, our Managing Director, Karina Malhotra, took part in the latest Westminster Health Forum – ‘Priorities for delivering long-term progress in the NHS’.  The idea being that more focus needs to be on long-term, sustainable fixes rather than short-term, immediate ones.  While the government recently indicated that it has no plans to […]

Into the Multiverse – Acumentice team signs up to leading apprenticeship programme

As a company, we are always eager to help our team grow, develop and enhance their existing skillset. And ongoing learning is a key part of that. So, with this in mind, we are delighted to announce that two of the Acumentice team will be carrying out apprenticeships with the Multiverse platform in partnership with […]

The importance of knowing “why” when using data

Data – and how best to make use of it to solve problems and streamline processes – is increasingly important across many industries. The NHS has more data at its disposal than most, with healthcare providers holding vast quantities across multiple systems, but it could certainly be said that available data in a healthcare setting […]

Impact of covid on NHS

How has Covid-19 impacted the NHS and can it be recovered?

If you’ve visited A&E, tried to see a doctor over the past few months, or are on an elective waiting list for treatment at a hospital, you will likely have noticed drastic changes in waiting times and availability.  Recent data shows that only 33% of people can get appointments on the same day with their […]

The UK regions with the most GP complaints

Revealed: The UK regions with the most GP complaints

Following multiple lockdowns and suspension of non-urgent services during the COVID-19 pandemic, the UK has seen delays in diagnosis and increased waiting times continuing into 2023. Recent data from the 2022 GP Patient Survey suggests almost half of patients who tried to acquire a GP appointment did not get an appointment when they wanted or […]

Wrapping up 2022…

It’s that time of year again. As we slowly get to those stubborn tasks that remain low down on the priority list, with a promise to commence 2023 afresh and make our new year resolutions, we took some time to take stock of what we have achieved. To ask questions of ourselves, like how have […]

Why a one size fits all approach to ICS’s planning is unlikely to work effectively

Each Integrated Care System (ICS) has a unique set of circumstances and challenges deriving from factors such as size, relationships and social and economic environments. It is fair to say they are not yet on a level playing field in terms of development and may lack the ability to structure around and respond to local […]

Empowering future healthcare through data

Following the pandemic, the need for data-led interventions in healthcare is indisputable. Although the pandemic catalysed digitalisation, a joined-up approach to utilising data and using it to deliver actionable insights remains in its infancy. In an article published in Business Reporter and The Independent, our Managing Director, Karina Malhotra, argues there is now an urgent […]

Acumentice attends Patient Safety Awards 2022

On the evening of October 24, 2022, the entire Acumentice Team attended the HSJ Patient Safety Awards held in the exhibition and conference centre, Manchester Central.   The HSJ Patient Safety Awards is created to drive improvements in culture and quality across the NHS. The awards recognise and reward the hard-working teams and individuals who […]

New report identifies 16 health systems under high levels of pressure this winter

We are thrilled to announce we have commissioned and supported the Future Health Research Centre with the launch of a new report, which identifies 16 health systems under high levels of pressure across both primary and secondary care going into this winter. Analysis from NHS data sources including appointment access, waiting times and ratios of […]

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 […]