COVID-19 modelling:  see an online version of our latest epidemic modelling

One Director of Public Health commented:  The model looks really good, we are securing data to feed in from NHS partners and are already using some of the outputs in our planning so I am very appreciative of all the hard work you are all putting in.

Sharing Insights

Below are some examples showing insights gained through WSP work:

An external evaluation of WSPs work with the Kent & Medway system to embed system dynamics modelling capacity and capability across the system has now been published.  You can access the article here, but in summary we believe it shows our level of commitment, despite the barriers, to leaving something tangible behind in terms of skills when we engage with clients.

WSP brought together a group of academics to develop a framework for thinking about the impact of technology on the workforce.  The round-table was prompted by the Topol review, which was published only days after our group met.  Read our blog here and download the thought-piece here.

WSP recently shared their work with Imperial College Health Partners at a ‘Lunch and Learn’ session.  We covered population health modelling, workforce modelling, relational thinking, modelling for service transformation and a lot more in an hour and a half – you can download the material here.

Peter was recently invited to give a talk at the Systems and Complexity in Organisations (SCiO) with a focus on System Dynamics Modelling – you can download the material here.

Relationships in an integrated Health and Social Care system – WSP and Relationships Foundation have contributed to developing and informing the Care Quality Commission’s insight that ‘Without good relationships and a shared, agreed vision between system partners, achieving positive outcomes for people who use services, their families and carers is significantly compromised’. Read here for the CQC 'Beyond barriers' report.

What does a successful modelling and simulation project look like?  Read here for a recent article in the Journal of Operational Research for the answers.

For further information about the above please see our Sharing Insights page and for additional insights see our Blogs pages.

Delivering Improvement

Below are listed some of the current projects we are working on with our clients:

Our development of an epidemiologically based model for COVID has support systems across the SE of England since early 2020 following earlier work in Kent & Medway.  As COVID moves toward being endemic and long/post-COVID needs rise we are extending our scope to include this important area.

We have recently undertaken modelling to support the development of a full business case for a hospital Trust ‘Integrated Front Door’.  This has been supplemented by a review taking into account COVID and other pressures currently being experienced by the Trust.

Another Trust came to us with a challenge to understand the workforce implications of an increase in bookings for maternity services, something we addressed by calibrating historic data and forecasting future staffing requirements including the impact of COVID on how services were being delivered.

WSP are providing an input to the forthcoming creation of ICSs across England by partnering with the LGA to undertake relational value assessments that will inform local development pathways.

WSPs local work during COVID (link to community minded blog) has led to the further development of their relational value work to incorporate wellbeing characteristics and therefore now takes the form of a Lived Experience Framework.  We have now tested this in three locations with interest growing.

Our strategic workforce planning framework SWiPe continues to be adopted locally with applications currently underway for an Acute Trust in the NE of England, to Mental Health services in the Midlands and to social care workforce in the North West and South East ADASS regions.

To view a list of previous projects please click here and to request information about the above current projects please contact peter.lacey@thewholesystem.co.uk