Times are tough – adversity is hitting our public sector and healthcare agencies from every angle.
Budgets and resources are stretched beyond breaking point with many agencies facing multi-million real-term cuts.
Combine this with an increase in complex demand, heightened public scrutiny and a continued expectation of improvement; something must change.
Many agencies are at tipping point – everyone is expecting someone to fail – they are just hoping it won’t be them.
Many are pursuing a salami-slice approach; cutting services and focusing on the upper end of risk and priority – arguably, perpetuating the problem.
However; there are some that are investing in innovative ways to reduce demand, prioritize risk and increase proactive early interventions.