During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk.

Soren Kierkegaard

Our services to the health sector

We all have rising expectations of the choice and quality of clinical care available to us. Populations are changing and local health priorities demand specialist local services. Tight budgets demand ever increasing cost effectiveness. Local performance is measured against tough government modernisation targets, with sanctions for poor performance. There is a keen focus on continuous improvement of the clinical quality of care services, with an emphasis on patient safety.

These tensions, fraught with risks, are faced by organisations delivering health care in the UK. They face the challenge of how best to balance their resources between these conflicting demands, to deliver the best care possible.

Risk management tools and techniques offer a systematic way of deciding how best to prioritise and manage these complex factors. Risk Solutions has pioneered the development of risk management methods and has been applying them across the public and private sectors for over 10 years.

Risk Solutions offers tailor made, effective, risk management services to health organisations who wish to: 

  • Establish or improve corporate governance of strategic risk management 
  • Improve clinical risk management (including patient safety) 
  • Understand the strategic risks of working with an increasingly wide range of partner organisations, and learn how to manage these
  • Have assurance that suppliers have appropriate incentives and are acting properly without being unduly intrusive or stifling innovation
  • Gain a better understanding of public perceptions and concerns.

Central to our success is our ability to develop solutions that allow organisations to manage strategic risks efficiently whilst providing assurance to their customers, their staff and other stakeholders. Our approach to a problem is always systematic, highly consultative and evidence-based.

Some examples of our capability include:

  • Identifying strategic risks to key objectives, and devising early warning indicators 
  • Appraisal of options and evaluating policies and initiatives
  • Identifying the most cost effective way of managing strategic and tactical risks
  • Systematically assessing the likely effect of a course of action and the possible impact on safety performance
  • Training in risk identification, assessment and management 
  • Evaluating complex suites of performance incentives and making recommendations to simplify and strengthen them, and address perverse incentives
  • Developing guidance and standards to improve business performance
  • Designing safety and competence management systems, and training staff in their use
  • Developing decision support tools
  • Researching good practice from other industries and countries

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