In 2012 South London Healthcare Trust was placed under a Trust Special Administrator (TSA) regime to establish a sustainable future for health services in south east London. Prederi worked with NHS Bexley CCG and NHS South East London Cluster to deliver a multi-stakeholder programme across the London Borough of Bexley and neighbouring areas, to establish commissioning intentions to develop Queen Mary’s Hospital, one of the three hospital sites within the Trust. Prederi then supported a further phase of work to develop commissioning plans and detailed transition plans in conjunction with the overall TSA implementation.
Beth Collier is a a nature based psychotherapist, who uses London’s parks and woods as a therapy room. This is Beth’s story about how she discovered the power of combining psychotherapy with nature, and the positive impact it has on the children and adults that she works with.
In 2014 Prederi was commissioned by the six CCGs in south east London to carry out a training needs analysis for care homes across the six boroughs of Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark. The review covered both nursing and residential care homes, and targeted the outcome of reducing attendance at A&E and pressure on other parts of the system.
Prederi was commissioned by Newham CCG to construct an extended narrative description of its commissioning strategy over 2 and 5 years, to provide a foreword to its Operating Plan and facilitate common understanding of the CCG’s agenda amongst members and staff.
Waltham Forest Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) IT Strategy team engaged Prederi to undertake the development of its five year IT Strategy. Digital by Default has been adopted across the NHS to improve patient care and safety, patient experience with NHS services and enable better use of limited resources. WF CCG needed assistance to understand and implement the Digital by Default Standard.
In England the commissioning of Health Visitor Services will transfer from the NHS to local government in October 2015. The Director of Public Health in the London Borough of Merton wished to review local Health Visiting Services ahead of this transition in order to understand current service costs, delivery and effectiveness to inform future commissioning decisions.
The use of the NHS by visitors and migrants brings together two of the most highly charged topics in British public life. However, the true costs of providing healthcare for visitors and temporary migrants, or even the scale of losses and 'health tourism', have been extremely difficult to estimate. The Department of Health (DH) therefore needed a realistic estimate of the current cost to the NHS in England of spending on services for those who are currently eligible for free NHS treatment but may be liable for charging in the future and also those who are currently not entitled to free NHS care. Prederi were commissioned by the Department of Health to estimate these costs and this study formed part of the ‘audit’ announced by the Secretary of State in July 2013. The report was published in October 2013.
Prederi was personally commissioned by the MD of NHS Hertfordshire CSU to be acting Finance Director and deliver a full output based review of the entire CSU service which assessed the true drivers of cost, the actual unit activity cost and the profit and loss making customers. To then use this information to help them better run their business.
Lack of confidence and procrastination are common issues that block individuals from identifying and achieving their personal and career goals. Negative thinking and the resulting patterns of behavior can be very difficult to change, especially when they are reinforced through self-fulfilling prophecies and embedded beliefs about oneself. Achieving happiness, fulfillment and attaining career goals are possible for everyone. Practical techniques like interview performance can be learnt, and self-limiting beliefs can evolve.
Health business Isansys Lifecare has developed a wireless system that allows doctors to monitor patients at all times from anywhere. Revolutionising monitoring of patients A groundbreaking monitoring system developed by Isansys Lifecare that receives signals from wireless sensors on a patient is being shipped to hospitals around the world. The patient status engine receives patients’ vital signs from wearable wireless sensors. It lets healthcare providers monitor patients at all times, in real time, wherever they are, allowing speedier detection of changes in their condition. Researchers and clinicians are also using data from the system to investigate improved treatments for a host of conditions. System trialled at Birmingham Children's Hospital The patient status engine and Lifetouch wireless heart monitor – one of the system’s key sensors – were first trialled at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, in collaboration with the University of Birmingham, Aston University and McLaren Applied Technologies. The Health Innovation Challenge Fund awarded £1.8 million for the three-year trial. Abingdon-based Isansys launched the second generation of the system in 2016. It has shipped it to hospitals in Scotland, Germany, Norway and India, and continues to process orders from all over the world. This case study has been republished under the Open Government Licence v3.0
Savings result: 19.9% £239k An education establishment client with a baseline spend of £1.2M Occupational Health services including pre-screening health checks, ongoing health services and health insurance.