NHS Long Term Plan Webinar Series
The role of Consultancies: Helping the UK Healthcare system adapt post Covid-19
TBC August 2020
13:00 - GMT
To be Confirmed
NHS England & Improvement
To be Confirmed
The current situation has not only affected the consulting industry but also the consultants. Remote working for consultants is not new. Consulting is the first industry to pioneer remote working, as consultants need to work from different parts of the world for their projects. The current digital trend and adoption of technologies has become key in helping businesses survive during these challenging times.
At the same time these technologies have made the job of consultants easier by bringing their clients and work closer to them. Companies around the world are looking for answers on how to deal with this situation, and they are looking for consultants to get these answers. The UK Healthcare system must restructure and cut their costs to reduce losses, which is something consulting firms have been doing for a long time. Covid-19 has also created strains in human capital for businesses. HR consultants are in high demand to tackle these economic consequences.
Due to the lack of capacity and services available in healthcare, the NHS will likely turn to consultants for the solution in the long-run.
Build resilience in preparation for a new normal:
After building new strategies based on the stress tests to tackle the crisis, the UK healthcare system will need to execute the plans to sustain themselves. After the outbreak is controlled, organisations will need to look back at the problems faced concerning labor shortage, lack of infrastructure, and other issues. This will help to create an effective contingency plan and respond to crisis better in the future.