How to spend it – surprise winter NHS money

Published: 20th November 2019
We've heard a rumour that there might be some "surprise" winter money released after the election. Here's the catch and a potential solution.
We recently met with a CCG director. She was saying that, after the most financially challenged year in their history, the CCG was expecting some money to become available this winter. 
The catch? It would require a business plan in double-quick time and a project that could impact the current winter pressures. Where do you find one of those, she asked?
We suggested telephone advice for urgent care specialties – providing advice to GPs and paramedics who would otherwise admit / convey a patient to hospital. Here’s why:
  • It has an immediate impact – because you’re discussing patients who would be admitted or conveyed immediately, every call has an impact on patient flow and conveyances.
  • It can be quick to roll out – we have already rolled three projects out in under a month this year.
  • The business plan is nearly ready – we have a selection of draft business plans to get you started and can help write it. Click here  to get an example NHS business plan.
Example Urgent Care projects:
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If you’d like to discuss running an urgent care advice project this winter, please call us on 01865 261467 or email


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