Our health and social care consulting team work with clients across central government and healthcare systems (including NHS organisations, local authorities and care providers) to conduct high-quality research and evaluation, helping our clients improve services, projects and programmes in the sector. Our staff have worked in the NHS, local government, wider public and private sector, academia and consulting. Our team works across the UK, with active projects currently across the healthcare systems in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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Our healthcare and social care consulting team includes a range of specialists from health and social care professionals, economists, statisticians, researchers, analysts, policy/ strategy development and evaluators. The team has on average 10 plus years’ experience with most staff having post graduate qualifications in related areas.

Procurement frameworks

  • NHS accredited supplier list;
  • Health Systems Support Framework (HSSF);
  • East of England Collaborative Procurement Hub framework agreement;
  • Elis;
  • CCS;
  • BEIS Research and Evaluation Framework; and
  • Management Consultancy Framework Two (MCF2) (RM6008)

Find out more – contact us

To find out more about how our health and social care specialists can help with your research and evaluation, please contact Jenny Irwin.

How we help

Programme and policy evaluation

We have evaluated various programmes across new models of care, workforce transformation, digital and technology interventions and chronic disease prevention for NHS England and NHS Improvement, Public Health England/ Office for Health Improvement and Disparities, Health Education England healthcare systems, Trusts, local authorities, the Food Standards Agency, healthcare-centred charities and private healthcare providers. Our team are experienced qualitative/ quantitative researchers, evaluators and economists. They have extensive networks including academics working in specialist health and social care fields; private sector operators working in diagnostics or new health technologies and links to health and social care professional bodies.

Data analytics and health economics

Our expertise includes analytical modelling across health and care systems, which has supported key outcomes for healthcare organisations including improved evidenced based planning and decision making, and informed options and scenarios for alternative models as part of forward planning. Our methodology utilises a full range of qualitative measures and approaches alongside more quantitative modelling to ensure that insight from stakeholders is systematically captured, documented and built in at each stage of the process.

We have provided data analytics support to a range of clients in order to review population health needs, demand and capacity planning/ modelling and support. We have developed economic models to assess the cost-effectiveness and return on investment of healthcare interventions. We have significant experience in accessing and analysing data from health and care settings, including patients, primary, secondary, tertiary care and in delivering actionable insights. Data have been analysed to better understand the performance of health interventions on health outcomes and to gather evidence of the impact of initiatives.

Workforce research and transformation

We have worked for Local Authorities, healthcare systems, Private Healthcare organisations and Professional Bodies to review the supply and demand for health and social care skills and professions and to develop strategies to enhance workforce across a range of professions, supported by workforce modelling. We also evaluate programmes in the area of Workforce Transformation. This has involved quantitative, qualitative research and modelling, leaving clients with clear and actionable insights and recommendations.

Organisational development and transformation

We have worked for a range of clients across the public and private sectors, developing cases for change and supporting the implementations through developing stakeholder engagement plans; reviewing data; optimising processes; developing action plans and training and communications plans. We also specialise in knowledge transfer through active coaching and formative learning, ensuring our clients are equipped with the skills and expertise to support implementation once we complete.

Health and social care - Business cases and commercialisation

Our team have been involved in the development of business cases for new health investments - nationally and internationally. We use data to help clients understand the market opportunities for their products and services. We link with RSM colleagues internationally to provide details on markets and competitors.

Jenny Irwin
Jenny Irwin
Partner, Strategy, Economics and Policy Consulting
Jenny Irwin
Jenny Irwin
Partner, Strategy, Economics and Policy Consulting