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Date(s) - 15/05/2016 - 16/06/2016
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Cumberland Institute

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The Cumberland Initiative is pleased to announce two surgeries to bring problem owners together with problem structuring specialists and solution providers.

The workshop will start at noon and conclude with lunch the following afternoon. Interactive group work will set up the challenges and then explore ways to address them. The methods will include different approaches from drawing pictures to simple modelling and simulation exercises. The final stage of each cycle will be to use the learning to determine what the best way forward from there might be.

Who should come?

If you are facing any sort of process design challenge, from remapping an existing service to designing something completely new, a surgery like this will connect you with a network of people facing similar challenges and communities of people with experience of applying systems thinking in the field.

If you have experience in applying systems thinking, especially as a clinician or clinical manager, and are willing to share your experience, you are most welcome. Other attendees will be academics and company specialists from The Cumberland Affiliates.

What is the Cumberland Initiative?

The Cumberland Initiative is a movement to encourage systems thinking, simulation and modelling of healthcare scenarios to improve NHS quality of care delivery and save money.

Our core strength is the quality of our people and the teams we can bring together. Our academics, with their thought-leadership and publication records, can structure the challenges faced by healthcare providers utilising thought-leading academics. They can also audit the quality of the change-management and produce reviews grounded in the literature. Meanwhile, the solutions are developed by our network of clinicians, health managers and industry experts and academics, and delivered by our agile companies offering data analysis, simulation, modelling, and interactive assessment.

“We believe that transforming the quality of care through process and system redesign will produce much higher quality outcomes and cost savings”

The Cumberland Initiative is an organisation that delivers through its affiliates. We are not a stand-alone consulting organisation. The Cumberland Initiative builds balanced teams of experts in systems thinking, to undertake simulation and modelling of healthcare scenarios and support radical improvement of NHS efficiency and the quality of care delivery. We believe that transforming the quality of care through process and system redesign will produce much higher quality outcomes and cost savings compared with the more traditional incremental improvement exercises, new drugs or better technology – and can deliver this much faster.

The Government is challenging the NHS to achieve efficiency savings on a scale like never before while improving quality. This is a call for radical rethinking and for systematic remodelling of processes for every care pathway, at policy, commissioning and operational levels. Since the NHS cannot stop work while everything is redesigned and begins to work differently, modelling and simulation make coordinating this challenging work possible.

Our extensive network of experienced, multi-disciplinary professionals gives us the ability to deliver at scale.

What will it cost?

Attendance is free, but you will need to cover your travel and overnight accommodation.



The Cumberland Institute 163 Bestobell Road, Slough SL1 4SZ

How do I get there?

Road: 20 minutes from Heathrow 5 minutes from M4 (Junction 6)

Rail: Great Western (Burnham & Slough)