Clinical pathway redesign

Our approach to pathway redesign is based on intelligent use of all relevant types of evidence including

  • understanding of local needs;
  • empirical evidence from research – “what works”;
  • analysis of local data; and
  • informed engagement with local stakeholders.

We understand that services do not exist in isolation. Changing acute mental health care requires changes in alternatives to admission, CMHTs, step-down and longer-term services. Changing care for people with dementia has to run from post-diagnostic support through to long-term care for people with severe and complex needs. Some services have only a short-term relationship with people who use them; for others this relationship can last a lifetime.

Redesigning pathways requires experience and expertise. At a local level, we have worked in almost every part of England, as well as engagements in other countries of the UK and beyond. We can therefore draw on a huge base of data, knowledge and experience as to how providers of mental health services organise their services, how they compare to others and good practice in the delivery of mental health care.

Success in this type of work requires both process expertise, and subject knowledge. As specialists in mental health, we can quickly establish peer-to-peer relationships, and come to an understanding not only of what is happening, but of how and why. We can therefore work with you to identify credible change….. and then to support you to implement it.

Please contact Richard Ford at for more information.