The Balance of Care Group


The Balance of Care Group - at a glance


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 - and particularly integrated care 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.

Contact Us

Telephone: +44 (0)7818 066653


Paul Forte

Tom Bowen

What's New

We are supporting a number of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in their new roles. We have adjusted our AEP based approach to identify potentially avoidable readmissions to acute hospitals. We have undertaken a number of activity and clinical coding audits of independent sector providers operating under AQP and other contracts. And we are supporting initiatives to develop outcomes based commissioning of services for frail older people.

Our involvement as UK partners in the three year EU FP7 project Managed Outcomes has now finished. Managed Outcomes explored the idea that efficiencies in health service processes can also support improvements in health outcomes for patients. Case studies of diabetes, stroke, hip replacement and dementia included surveys of outcomes reported by patients and carers. Scenarios setting out potential future service configurations and processes were informed by futures literacy workshops. We are pursuing this approach further with colleagues at UNESCO.

In Eastern Europe we have supported colleagues from Latvia, Belarus and other Baltic states in Project ImPrim – an initiative on primary care development across the Baltic sea region. We arranged study trips to the UK, analysed service patterns in the Baltic states, ran workshops and a summer school and moderated the final high profile ImPrim conference in Riga.