Market reviews and business cases

The mental health market is highly competitive. In many sectors of care, providers have actively vied for contracts or referrals in competition with other trusts and the independent sector. Also, when trusts are developing new services or different ways of provision there is a need to understand ‘where the market is now’, how developments might fit with both service user and commissioner needs and therefore the viability of those developments.

MHS is at the forefront of detailed market assessment work to answer such questions using our wide knowledge of how providers are delivering services and the needs of their populations and the market in which services are delivered.

In developing market reviews we draw upon the other strands of our business and combine these with the health economic skills of Tom McCarthy our Managing Director.

Once the market assessment has been delivered, we often progress work to business case development following relevant guidance as well as tailoring this specifically to client and mental health sector needs. We have developed business cases across the whole spectrum of services and where necessary can also draw upon highly specialist health care planning and financial expertise.

Please contact Tom McCarthy at tom.mccarthy@mentalhealthstrategies.co.uk for more information.