Following our work with NHSI/E on building Imaging Networks, we have published a White Paper. The White Paper describes how...View
11 years’ experience shaping the future of NHS diagnostic services
The Lifecycle consulting team brings a wealth of diagnostics experience and have worked to shape the future of diagnostic services in England and across the globe for more than a decade. Whether you’re building an imaging network, transforming delivery of your pathology services or managing outsourced contracts, the team has the experience to deliver results.
Services that are fit for the future.
With a continous drive towards further integration and consolidation, pathology departments have to define new ways of working. Closer integration with primary care services, development of new and novel analytical technologies and the changing information landscape will further shape the way that services are delivered to clinical teams and patients.
Growing demand in a resource constrained environment.
Demand on imaging services continues to grow much faster than capacity can be added. In addition, ageing scanners are putting even more pressure on already strained departments. These problems cannot be solved through training, investment or process improvement alone, but needs an integrated, quality-focused improvement approach.
Pathology has been an ongoing programme for NHS England with limited success being achieved in the last 10 years. In 2016, Chris and his team were instrumental in the design and initiation of launching the new 29 Pathology networks. This project has injected much needed pace in our consolidation efforts and is making great progress nationally.
The Lifecycle team has an unparalleled knowledge of diagnostics and has been able to guide the team through the development of our procurement strategy and clinical specification development for a future-proof service.
A holistic approach
Diagnostics is a highly complex, integrated system of knowledge, technology and people that require specific skills and expertise to drive change forward. By combining our skills and experince with the rich data sources within diagnostic departments and by working closely with Trust teams, we are able to deliver change quickly and effectively.
Imaging Networks. Establishing sustainable commercial and financial partnerships
We’ve developed a White Paper on how to build an Imaging Network. Drawing on our experience in building Pathology Networks, the White Paper covers:
· The key steps in building your Imaging Network
· The lessons learned from Pathology Networks
· The commercial models you’ll need to consider
Acquiring our services via the MCF framework
Lifecycle has been awarded a place on two lots on the Crown Commercial Services (CCS) Management Consultancy Framework Two (MCF2): Clients are able to acquire our services via either lot:
Lot 1: Business Consultancy Services
Lot 2: Procurement, Supply Chain & Commercial Consultancy Services
Delivering successful outsourced procurement for South East London Pathology Programme
South East London Pathology needed to build a Pathology network with partner Trusts to drive transformation and meet the requirements of the NHSe and NHSi transformation strategy. Over two years, we helped them drive the process and deliver the right results.READ THE CASE STUDY
When selecting our preferred pathology partner, Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust was faced with the unique challenge of having to decide between different NHS network options outside our local care system and a local private provider. Chris’ unique understanding of Pathology laboratories, the London Pathology market and the NHSI national consolidation programme, helped us navigate through this difficult decision-making process. The highly commended work completed by him and his team has led to us now being in the final stages of forming an ambitious partnership with Barts Health and Homerton University Hospital.
Head of Business Development
Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust
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