Identifying needs, building interventions and busting myths: adventures in population health

Identifying needs, building interventions and busting myths: adventures in population health

At the recent Health Plus Care Show at London Excel I spoke in the Transforming Primary Care Theatre. The insights I shared were harvested from a number of engagements that Sollis has had with Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) over a five year period commencing in 2012. More recently this work has concerned itself with population health analytics, where we have worked with local commissioners, including clinicians, in order to help them gain a better understanding of the current and future health status/needs of their local populations. Read More…

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Caldicott Review

I don’t know. You wait and wait for an important, much-delayed report to be published and then suddenly, like buses, two come along together.

Yet tempted as I am by the thought of reading and commenting on all seventeen sections and twelve volumes of Sir John Chilcot’s Iraq Inquiry report, I’m more taken by the latest offering from Dame Fiona Caldicott, our National Data Guardian for Health and Care. Read More…

Inspire a generation

Friday 27th July 2012 is a date that is likely to live long in the memory. That evening – along with millions of others across the nation – my senses were assailed by the spectacle that was the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics.

For me the show was of particular significance as it fused two great passions in my life; sport and the NHS. I was particularly delighted that the good people at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) took centre stage as it was only a few months ago that my six year old daughter was under their care. And what care it was; pretty much faultless in every regard. Read More…