NHS reconfiguration model

NHS reconfiguration model

Evidence-Based modelling of reconfiguration options

We specialise in geographic analysis and modelling of current and new configurations of healthcare services. We use mathematical modelling to provide unbiased analysis on the possible effect of any changes before they are undertaken. The typical areas we can predict are:

  • Changes in patient access, e.g. travel time, coverage, by disease, procedure or service.
  • Estimate demand for specific procedures or services for each possible configuration.
  • Working with your local team we can also use the model to predict cost savings.
  • We can model at GP, CCG, secondary care or population demographics level.

Our results provide the evidence needed to engage stakeholders and support any final decision. Typical projects we have be engaged in are:

  • Choosing where to run TIA clinics and predicting demand. See quote on the right.
  • Looking at closing a hospital in Derby and its likely effect on attendance in Nottingham hospitals.
  • Estimating demand for a particular procedure based on patient demographics.
  • Finding the best places for HIV laboratory testing across South Africa.
  • Modelling the best locations for new clinics in Leeds.

Predicting patient preference before reconfiguration

More about our services

Our healthcare services are all around geographic and demographic modelling. Our models allows you to investigate different options for reconfiguration and look at their possible effects on patient access, demand etc. This provides you with a set of independent, evidence-based findings to inform your decisions.

Our results are presented in a form that communicates the options quickly and clearly. This is called data visualisation and is a powerful tool for helping all stakeholders understand the output of any consultation process. We can also produce easy-to-understand maps and charts to help with any public consultations.

Also see our work on modelling local delivery of health services.

Need more information?

Please contact us today for a free, no obligation discussion to see how our modelling service might provide you with better information when planning a new or changed service.

Link to Case Studies

  • Effect of closing a hospital more…
  • Best places for HIV testing in South Africa more…
  • Placing Clinics in Leeds project more…