We are a network of highly experienced independent consultants with skills and expertise in analytical, medical, social care, financial, training and research disciplines.
The Balance of Care Group is at the forefront of the development and application of whole systems techniques to planning and management issues across a wide range of client groups and health care settings - particularly in the field of health and social care services for older people.
We have extensive experience of working at all levels with health and social care professionals across and within different organisations and agencies. Our range of analytical, modelling and information management skills are used to great effect in improving strategic and operational processes; supporting service improvement and local leadership and decision making.
Our clients include national and local organisations in the UK and we have also worked overseas with the European Commission, WHO and the World Bank.
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We are now just over a year into our role as the UK partner in an EU FP7 project on Managed Outcomes. The premise is that, efficiencies in service processes can also support improvements in health outcomes. Keep an eye on http://www.managedoutcomes.eu for developments.
As one of our current contributions to the project, we have embarked on a dementia case study with our colleagues in Lincolnshire, and are working up other case study sites for diabetes, stroke and hip replacements. All of these include specifying care processes, analysing related activity data and linking to patient reported outcomes in local surveys.
Also on dementia service issues, we are undertaking an economic evaluation of an innovative project in Wolverhampton to improve acute hospital care and accelerate discharge for people with dementia.
Download our report here.
We have also continued to undertake audits of short stay admissions in acute hospitals, looking at trends in clinical practice in A&E and Assessment Units, and financial implications. A recent innovation has been to test and apply the paediatric version of the Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol.