Other Experience

Bid Support for Integrated Digital Care Fund

Neil Stevens Consulting supported a number of NHS clients in preparing bids for funding from the Integrated Digital Care Fund to purchase and implement innovative IT solutions in support of improving healthcare delivery. This included assisting with scoping, ensuring appropriate focus on governance and business benefits and writing the bid, as well as coaching the Executive team in preparation for attending the assesment panels.

Wales Health Board Information Review

A brief piece of work was carried out to analyse information provision to a Health Board in Wales. It considered information to support planning and performance monitoring at Executive Board level as well as the organisation-wide provision of an information service to support operational management and service improvement. A number of specific recommendations were made in the final report and these were implemented by the Health Board. A further review was commissioned by the Health Board to consider Business Intelligence capability and capacity.

PMO Support for a Welsh Health Board

In recognition of the need to deliver projects within a structured framework a Welsh Health Board requested support for the establishment of Programme Management, supported by standard tools and templates. This required consideration of existing governance associated with financial and clinical change projects, and the creation of a standard methodology for running projects across the whole organisation. On completion of this assignment, the Health Board requested additional support to help to move a number of high-profile projects under the new governance framework prior to taking on a permanent Head of PMO.

NHS England

Neil Stevens Consulting provided expert advice and support for Safer Hospitals Safer Wards Technology Fund assessment panels. The objective was to ensure that bids for the £260m Technology Fund were subject to appropriate scrutiny (strategic alignment, technical, organisational readiness, clinical and executive engagement) before making recommendations about which bids should be awarded funding from the Technology Fund.


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