I have teamed up with ‘Re Solutions’, and their co-director Neil Reed, to do some Business Case work for projects promoted by Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust. This is an exciting venture – we hope to pursue more projects together in the future.
I am now proud to be working with the UK consulting arm of Artelia, the French engineering and project management giant. We are working together on Business Cases for three projects for Dorset Healthcare, and are tendering for a second healthcare client.
In November 2013, Bill Marsden and associates attended the Medica Trade Fair in Düsseldorf wearing out a lot of shoe leather covering all the halls over two days. In particular we were interested to find out about developments in telemedicine, which if our programmes allow we will follow up. I think this is going to be a major growth area in healthcare: it must be beneficial to people to enable access to healthcare services at a distance, saving the visit to hospital or clinic, permitting regular communications between the patient and healthcare professional to keep a closer eye on conditions, recording of vital signs data, and so on.
In 2014, MPSL aims to continue to provide business solutions to two NHS Foundation Trusts: South London and Maudsley (mental health services), and The Royal Marsden (cancer), to work in partnership with CPC Project Services LLP, and to find time to identify opportunities to provide services elsewhere to healthcare projects.