Category Archive: Evidence base

  1. The Evidence Base for Successful Alliancing

    Our literature review analysed over 80 publications relating to alliances and alliance contracts to determine the factors that lead to success or failure.

    The Evidence Base for Successful Alliancing by Nadine Spalburg and Linda Hutchinson December 2015 Executive Summary Full Report  

  2. The Essentials of Risk-Based Contracting

    It is rare to read a paper that has so much relevant information that even on the fourth reading, there is something new and applicable. This happened to me recently.

    I was sent The Essentials of Risk-Based Contracting: Avoiding Financial Missteps in Structuring Contracts by The Advisory Board Company. I strongly recommend anyone who is working on […]

  3. Maximising the marginal gain

    The clamour for transformational changes in the NHS and social care continues to grow. There is also a call for evaluation and research to ‘prove’ what changes are successful and which are not. This all seems to point to big changes that can be shown to have significant impact. Does this risk missing an alternative approach to improvement?

    In 2010 the cycling coach David Brailsford (Performance Director of British Cycling and General Manager of Team Sky) developed a concept known as the aggregation […]

  4. The chapter waiting to be written

    Innovations are, by definition, new so their evidence base may be lacking. Should that stop us?

    “Can you give us examples of where alliance contracts have been used in the health services” someone asks. “No” I reply. “They’ve not yet been […]