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Finnamore Named Consultancy Year

Friday, 11 June 2010


Specialist healthcare management consultancy Finnamore has been awarded the coveted title 'Consultants of the Year 2010' by Health Investor magazine.


It was awarded the title following its performance improvement work with Royal University Hospital Bath (RUH), and health improvement programmes such as the Core Cities Health Improvement Collaborative.


Finnamore worked with RUH's Division of Surgery to streamline post-operative care in Orthopaedics by improving co-ordination between the disciplines and developed a new model of care which reduced the patient length of stay from an average of 7.2 days to 3.8 days.


It also worked with RUH's Ophthalmology department to streamline its Lucentis eye-care and to manage the high demand for the treatment. Finnamore worked to remodel the pathway process to deliver a one-stop service, and devised a programme of team development so that nurses and technicians took on additional roles in diagnostics and treatment.


Finnamore was commended by judges for its "in-depth knowledge of the sector and an impressive range of outcome-focused support."

James Scott, chief executive of Royal United Hospital Bath, said of Finnamore's work: "They rapidly built influential relationships with clinicians and nurses, breaking down their somewhat sceptical views about the value of 'management consultants', listened, built a good understanding of the culture and workings of the organisation and tailored their approach to different groups of people in a pragmatic way. (They) gave my teams the confidence to challenge existing ways of working and the skills to bring their ideas to life."


Finnamore was also commended for its work as programme manager for the Core Cities Health Improvement Collaborative, a ground breaking project to develop an approach to engaging clinicians and patients to achieve better health and better healthcare outcomes.


Finnamore became the UK's largest specialist healthcare management consultancy following a merger in 2009 with two other consultancies and is now able to support clients throughout the whole improvement cycle - from agreeing strategy to benefits realisation.


Managing director, John Deverill, said: "We have a world class team dedicated to helping clients make improvements that will make a lasting difference.  This award is a testament to our ability to actually deliver real change and truly improve productivity and efficiency for our clients.  These results are based upon our consultants' knowledge of change in healthcare;, our understanding of the requirements of patient care; and good personal skills that actively encourage change and cooperation within an organisation."


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Notes to editors:

In June 2009 Finnamore was created through the merger of three consultancies: Finnamore Management Consultants, The Health Works, and The Change Works


Together, the businesses brought together an extensive client portfolio of healthcare organisations across the UK, undertaking a wide range of consultancy assignments.


Finnamore's work encompasses all management issues encountered in health and social care sectors both public and private, from perennial healthcare issues to pioneering new initiatives and developments. 


It is now one of the most well established and respected consultancies operating in health in the UK.