Category Archive: Case studies

  1. Video blog – What is it like to be part of an alliance?

    We asked those who have been involved in developing and running an alliance what it has been like. Hear directly from them about the benefits, the challenges and what advice they would give

    The Integrated Personalised Support Alliance provides services and support for people in Lambeth with severe mental illness. You can read about it in our case […]

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  2. No one can whistle a symphony. It takes an orchestra to play it

    I had already been engaged by the Symphony Project when I came across this quotation. It perfectly captures the intent and philosophy of the Symphony Project – that you need all parts of the orchestra, playing together, to achieve the result. Each part has a unique role; each part is critical yet not enough on its own; each part knows what the others can and will do and when.

    Matthew Dolman knew he wanted a different name from the usual ‘transformation’ or ‘better care’ or ‘integrated care’ for the project board he chairs in South […]

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  3. The first alliance contract in health and social care

    In April 2013 the first alliance contract in health and social care went live. A small but important step in introducing mature ways of commissioning and contracting for the benefit of people using services, providers and commissioners.

    The service The Stockport Enablement and Recovery service aims to support people on their own individual road to recovery following mental illness. It is based […]

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  4. Case Study – Nesta

    I've been lucky enough to work with some great innovators and leaders around the country. I'll be writing about these in a series of case studies - some live, some completed. Here is the first:

    Nesta (the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) champions innovation in a number of areas of life. It set up its People Powered Health programme […]

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