Case Studies

Legal battle to offer Avastin to patients

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The drug is undeniably equally effective and much less expensive, and the money this will save – in excess of £13.5 million per year for the 12 CCGs involved in the litigation alone and hundreds of millions of pounds across the country – can be ploughed straight back into delivering the very best care possible to our patients. Here in the North, that’s enough to pay for an extra 270 nurses or 266 heart transplants every year, and in a financially stretched NHS that could be life changing for thousands of our patients.

Dr David Hambleton, NHS South Tyneside CCG Chief Officer

NHS South Tyneside CCG Chief Officer, on behalf of the CCGs in the North East and North Cumbria

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Delivering Urgent Replacement Connectivity

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NECS, in conjunction with key strategic partners developed a new private network which would provide sufficient bandwidth, performance and resilience to meet the demands of the ever changing healthcare environment, which could be deployed in a sufficiently quick time frame to prevent any loss of service to the affected sites.

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Medicines Optimisation QIPP savings for over the counter prescribing

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The scheme running across the North East and North Cumbria has already shown that savings can be made by not routinely prescribing for minor ailments that can be self-managed. When these kinds of savings are made across the whole country, the NHS will be able to invest more in those services that are most needed such as new cancer treatments and improvements to mental health services.

Dr Graham Syers

Chair of the Northern Regional Prescribing Forum,

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Establishing a new national STP Delivery Unit

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I honestly can't speak highly enough of Katie and the team, they have been such a phenomenal help in all sorts of ways; their ability to take on and succeed with difficult and poorly defined briefs, their behaviours and attitudes and their friendliness and approachable manner. I will definitely bear the NECS consultancy team in mind in my new role.

Sarah Duncan

National STP Delivery Unit Lead, NHS England

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Prison Health Needs Assessment Reports

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I saw my prison (in the report)…it’s pulled out my three main areas of concern to address

Dave Harding

Governor , HMP Wakefield

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Outpatient Transformation – Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield

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The team were very engaging and open to working with our clinicians and managers. The reporting processes used were effective and give us something we could take learning from and also use going forward. The work in CHFT was very proactive and really helped divisions move forward by providing practice help and support as well as learning from others.

Debbie Graham

Head of Service Improvement, Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group

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GPFV Midlands and East GP Extended Access Programme

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The NECS team have been instrumental to driving forward delivery within the Region, providing capable and engaging programme support to local STP teams whilst also strengthening Regional coordination. The NECS team is characterised by flexibility and positivity – key requirements of effective programme delivery

Oliver Newbould

Director of Assurance and Transformation, NHS England North Midlands

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West Wakefield NCM Vanguard Evaluation

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Healthwatch Wakefield worked alongside NECS to deliver the evaluation of the West Wakefield Multi-speciality Community Provider Vanguard in 2016/17. We enjoyed working with NECS colleagues, and found them professional, collaborative and knowledgeable. We learned a lot during the joint evaluation and would be very happy to work with them again

Nichola Esmond

Chief Executive Officer, Healthwatch Wakefield

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Evaluating the success of New Care Models

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NECS’ approach has meant a collaborative and trusted partnership has been created between them and our NCM team. They have worked hard to understand both the vision of our NCM site and the challenges we face. NECS have been focussed on ensuring any support is relevant to our needs and have been flexible in their offering and approach as priorities have changed. NECS continue to provide our senior team with support, advice and challenge.

Chris Jones

West Wakefield Health and Wellbeing Ltd, West Wakefield Health and Wellbeing Ltd

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