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Developing a clinical vision for the independent sector

A number of our members have provided us with the following clinical case studies.  These case studies demonstrate the independent healthcare sector’s contribution to the NHS in many areas, including:

  • Listening to patients and meeting their needs
  • Providing the best possible outcomes
  • Working as partners in the local health economy
  • Providing meaningful choices for patients
  • Providing value for money for tax payers


For further information on any of the case studies below, please contact Dr Graeme Wilkes, Medical Director, at graemewilkes@connectphysiotherapy.co.uk

Case studies
Camden CCG Community Musculoskeletal Service
Choice of treatments for Plantar Fasciitis
Delivering innovation in MSK services
Effective use of diagnostic imaging
High Volume Saline Injection for achilles tendinopathy
Staff training programme on Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES)

Horder Healthcare

For further information on any of the case studies below, please contact Karen East, Marketing and Business Development Manager, at karen.east@horder.co.uk

 Case studies
 Chris Whitelaw: hip operation 
 David Tutt: knee replacement
 Dean Putland: staff development


For further information on any of the case studies below, please contact Lucy Goundry, Medical Director (A&A) and Occupational Health Physician, at lucy.goundry@healthmanltd.com

Case studies 
 London Fire Brigade Functional Rehabilitation Programme
 Occupational health contract for Everything Everywhere
 Susan's journey

Virgin Care

For further information on any of the case studies below, please contact Simon Lucas, External Affairs Manager, at simon.lucas@virgincare.co.uk

Case studies
Hard to Reach sexual health service
Mobile working for community nursing service
You Said, We Did initiative

Examples of innovation

In October 2013 NHSPN launched a competition to find the very best examples of innovation from across the independent healthcare sector. We asked our members to submit examples of innovation that brought the very highest quality of care to patients while saving the NHS money.  

The winner was Healthcare at Home with their innovative partnership with the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, "Recovery at Home", while Connect Physical Health, Horder Healthcare, Optum and Virgin Care all provided excellent case studies.  

Click here to read these case studies in our "There is always a better way" publication.  

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