Diagnostics: Working together to deliver change

2019-12-09T17:12:55+00:00

Diagnostics: Working together to deliver change The pressure faced by diagnostic services is ever-growing. There is increasing attention on the achievement of RTT waiting times, faster cancer diagnostic standards and improving patient outcomes and so diagnostic services, such as imaging, endoscopy and pathology, are faced with playing their vital part [...]

Diagnostics: Working together to deliver change2019-12-09T17:12:55+00:00

Agile working in the NHS: How can you benefit?

2019-12-03T09:51:04+00:00

Agile working in the NHS: How can you benefit? When we think of ‘agile working’ we don’t immediately associate it with the NHS. Yet agile is increasingly being used within the health and social care context.  For example, agile working is often mentioned in Matt Hancock’s speeches, it is present [...]

Agile working in the NHS: How can you benefit?2019-12-03T09:51:04+00:00

Emma Burkinshaw

2019-11-29T10:06:28+00:00

NHS Graduate, Emma Burkinshaw, reflects on her placement with Attain Attain are proud to offer NHS Graduates a work placement for eight weeks, to understand how we work with the NHS to improve health and wellbeing. We asked Emma Burkinshaw about her experience with the Attain team and [...]

Emma Burkinshaw2019-11-29T10:06:28+00:00

Five lessons learnt from a hospital in crisis

2019-11-25T10:12:56+00:00

Five lessons learnt from a hospital in crisis Winter is here, sending us for our forgotten pullovers and mugs of our favourite hot drinks. But is the NHS ready? In many hospitals this year the pressure typically seen in winter has barely abated before we will be back in the [...]

Five lessons learnt from a hospital in crisis2019-11-25T10:12:56+00:00

Jordan Wall

2019-11-12T11:14:32+00:00

NHS Graduate, Jordan Wall, reflects on his placement with Attain Attain are proud to offer NHS Graduates a work placement for eight weeks, to understand how we work with the NHS to improve health and wellbeing. We asked Jordan Wall about his experience with the Attain team and [...]

Jordan Wall2019-11-12T11:14:32+00:00

Patient flow challenges in the NHS

2019-10-31T15:43:12+00:00

Patient flow challenges in the NHS We recently partnered with Draper & Dash on their Executive Patient Flow summit which took place in London on 4 October. The focus of the event was patient transformation, promoting system integration, cost improvement initiatives and the value of technology. The event was attended [...]

Patient flow challenges in the NHS2019-10-31T15:43:12+00:00

NHS Trust procurement…what next?

2019-10-24T14:49:47+00:00

NHS Trust procurement…what next? The radical change in NHS national procurement to leverage economies of scale and have central procurement ‘towers’ provided by category professionals certainly looked good when it was presented four years ago... The NHS Acute Trust procurement community agreed with the principle but bitter experience told them [...]

NHS Trust procurement…what next?2019-10-24T14:49:47+00:00

Acute Service Change: Engaging Patients and the Public

2019-10-01T15:25:16+00:00

Acute Service Change: Engaging Patients and the Public Acute hospital service reviews are being undertaken throughout the country with the aim of delivering significant improvements to quality of care, patient safety and efficiency.  This, along with more sustainable workforce and infrastructure, should be seen as positive by patients and service [...]

Acute Service Change: Engaging Patients and the Public2019-10-01T15:25:16+00:00

Charlotte Lawson

2019-09-21T20:34:43+00:00

Charlotte Lawson on her 30 days at Attain Tell us a little bit about yourself? I have over 20 years NHS experience, working in a variety of performance management and commissioning roles across numerous organisations.  Immediately prior to joining Attain, I was part of a CCG Locality Team [...]

Charlotte Lawson2019-09-21T20:34:43+00:00

A ‘Hub’ approach can improve quality, integrate care, and increase capacity

2019-09-17T13:25:54+00:00

A ‘Hub’ approach can improve quality, integrate care, and increase capacity Both the NHS Long Term Plan (2019) and the overdue government green paper on social care reflect integrated care as key to managing growing demand and improving patient access.  Good models of integrated care will include prevention, self-care and [...]

A ‘Hub’ approach can improve quality, integrate care, and increase capacity2019-09-17T13:25:54+00:00