Health and care data specialists form partnership to provide unprecedented cost and time efficiencies for NHS

05 Jun 2023

Integrated Improvement Partnership (IIP) will launch at NHS ConfedExpo on June 14 /15

A system which will deliver unprecedented cost savings and save countless staff hours within the NHS has been created by four businesses which have joined forces to reshape the health and care sector.

The launch of the Integrated Improvement Partnership (IIP) is a unique collaboration aimed at providing data-driven population health solutions to Integrated Care System (ICS) leaders through the combined healthcare and data expertise of Develop Consulting, Vuit, click2 learn, and Innovative Online Products (IOP).

This collaboration will redefine how ICS’s can access data, training, improvement solutions, and established resources. The comprehensive offering aims to enhance population health evaluation and analysis, improve provider and process efficiency, and enable capacity building.

Launching at the NHS Confed Expo on June 14 and 15, the IIP is set to transform the healthcare landscape through this innovative collaboration to save money and create staff efficiency.

Steve Boam, CEO of Develop Consulting said: “We are really excited about the launch as we want to be able to make it easier for ICS leaders to get the support they need while making cost savings and optimising staff efficiency in the process and all through the use of their data.

“The ability to promptly access regional data, assess patient risks, and effectively address key factors and complexities is crucial in developing focused and efficient transformation plans. Given the existing skills and resource challenges within the NHS, the strategic allocation of resources and the design of effective pathways and processes become paramount in managing demand effectively.

“By adopting a comprehensive perspective of the Integrated Care System (ICS) and utilising complex data sets to analyse demand versus capacity, as well as other crucial drivers and indicators like primary care capacity in relation to beds, A&E, and patient flow, we enhance our support and offerings to NHS regions.

“We have campaigned for over eight years for integrated and regional healthcare management and provision and so to be able to quickly and easily visualise what is happening to then focus on risk areas and process redesign is a huge advantage and will transform the healthcare landscape indefinitely,” he said.

Adam Townsend, Founder of Vuit Online added: “To know we can offer a suite of solutions, from trusted partners, across all the key areas of support our growing customer base requires gives us huge confidence for the future.

“Our joint offer to the NHS now speaks to the whole breadth of the significant challenges it is currently facing around resource and demand and draws on all of our proven expertise in the sector.

“For many leaders a shift from provider management to partnership working and responsibility for populations and their outcomes adds further complexity to their workload which, for many, is already overwhelming. Equally the need to deliver services within an incredibly tight financial envelope, not to mention the lack of clinical and medical staff, means that the requirement for transformation of services and delivery of partnership driven preventative activity has never been greater.

“The IIP can help NHS organisations make sense of this, at pace with the VUIT diagnostic tools, with support through consultancy, advice and training through the primary care and wider provider landscape,” he added.

The four companies already have a proven track record of success in the NHS and other healthcare sectors internationally. By pooling their collective experience and resources, the IIP offers a unique platform for ICS leaders to navigate the complexities of population health management and drive positive change.

The NHS ConfedExpo will be taking place at Manchester Central and is expected to attract around 5,000 healthcare leaders and managers, along with fostering networking, facilitating knowledge exchange and promoting innovation.

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About the brands:

The Integrated Improvement Partnership (IIP) is a unique partnership created to provide data driven population health solutions, from evaluation to implementation. It enables its users to implement and sustain change across your processes, people and system to manage demand, population needs and equity irrespective of place.

Combining extensive expertise and resources, the IIP is a comprehensive hub where ICS leaders can conveniently access data, training, improvement solutions, and established resources. This platform aims to enhance population health evaluation and analysis, improve provider and process efficiency, and enable capacity building.

Leveraging proven national and regional solutions for improvement, our partnership is dedicated to assisting leaders in their pursuit of integrated, patient-centred care and overall well-being.

Develop Consulting supports some of the world’s largest organisations across a variety of sectors including health and social care, construction and manufacturing. By focusing on people and process, they adapt their improvement methodology to any business or industry across the world to deliver continuous benefit and value.

Develop Consulting have worked with some of the biggest and most complex healthcare organisations around the world.

Over the past 18 years their team of senior improvement experts have helped to improve operational performance, efficiency and capability right across the healthcare sector, during which time they have supported the development of NHS England’s ‘Productive Series’ including the internationally renowned Productive Ward.

VUIT is a data analytics specialist which uses a set of online, fully GDPR compliant tools and visualisations to help health leaders make informed strategic decisions easily.

Based at Keele University and working from three regional offices, it has taken the huge range of health and social care data available in England and created an online resource which can support decision making for health and social care professionals, by being able to quickly and easily assess population needs, constraints and risks by accessing multiple data sets simultaneously to create visual representation of the local health economy.

This resource is available as a subscription model that is deployable at scale but has a cost point which is affordable at all levels (provider/ICP/ICS).

The company was launched in May last year but has already won contracts with organisations such as Black Country Integrated Care System and Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust.

Click2 learn is a market disruptor that is transforming the way businesses build capability, capacity, and improve performance through online and blended learning. They target business improvement, problem-solving, and skills enhancement within the workforce.

With click2 learn, learning becomes enjoyable and instils confidence in applying new knowledge to the workplace. Their world-class content is easy to learn in small sessions, with real-life examples and assessments to enhance the learning journey.

Click2 learn’s content is available on any device, at any time, and is hosted via a dedicated learning platform. This allows organisations to train at scale and pace without compromising on quality.

Click2 learn brings together some of the UK’s leading thinkers in business improvement, drawing upon over 20 years of experience in Manufacturing, Logistics, Healthcare, and Financial Services.


IOP was created to increase the spread and adoption of improvement techniques within healthcare providers across the UK.

Based on 10 years’ experience working with General practices, IOP’s easy to use and proven products are supporting healthcare providers across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to identify and implement improvement opportunities – all whilst managing their day-to-day challenges.

The company’s Improving General Practice (iGP) tool builds on techniques that have successfully supported thousands of practices across England to deliver fast, practical improvements, focussing on eight high impact areas to improve capacity, quality and practice management techniques to benefit patients in terms of access to a GP or specialist. The iGP platform has already enabled practices to release over 1 million hours of clinical time to focus back on core healthcare provision.



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