Key questions for the Cumberland-FMLM Press release

Why are modelling and simulation important? Simulation and modelling are techniques that are used to help designers and managers understand how a system works. Computer games are a class of models that have been adapted for entertainment and learning. “Systems thinking is increasingly recognised as crucial in the armamentarium of healthcare leaders and is prominent…

NHS leaders look to Brunel to boost efficiency

Top medical leaders will use simulation and modelling to get the best from health resources through a new agreement between the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM) and The Cumberland Initiative. Led out of Brunel University London, the initiative brings academics, clinicians and companies together to change the efficiency and quality of care in…

Opening of the Cumberland Institute

You are invited to the opening of The Cumberland Institute Location Cumberland Institute, 163 Bestobell Road, Slough SL1 4SZ Date/Time Monday 6th July 2015, from 15.00 – 19.00 Care services need new ways to address their many challenges holistically and at scale. Simulation modelling, serious gaming and other Operational Research methods are viable and attractive…

Virtual Festival of Evidence

What I have learned from 10 years of trying to improve quality and reduce cost in the NHS LISTEN WATCH coming soon… MORE Dr. Steven Allder | Taunton Hospital Whole systems thinking for complexity and fragility: challenges and guidance LISTEN WATCH coming soon… MORE Prof. Carol Jagger | University of Newcastle Major challenges in hospital…

Chair of Parliamentary Health Select Committee tells Cumberland Initiative of the importance of modelling to NHS decision-making

Stephen Dorrell, Chair of the Parliamentary Health Select Committee and formerly Secretary of State for Health, has expressed a strong interest in greater use of models for designing healthcare services. Mr Dorrell was speaking during a meeting he hosted with a Cumberland Initiative team at his Westminster office.

Leading NHS figures urge health service to use computer modelling to resolve winter A+E Crisis

Computer modelling and simulation of solutions to the NHS winter A&E crisis, currently being pioneered in a number of NHS Trusts, should be adopted across the health service, senior NHS figures recommend today (9 January 2014).   Download the report here   Mike Farrar, former Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation and Lord Norman Warner,…