Health & Care Futures
Future Organisation

Future Organisation

Future Organisation focuses on the hard and soft elements of systems management and change, within health and care services.

Members working within Future Organisation help analyse, organise and deliver for higher performing health systems, underpinned by a vision of a future health system which is efficient and productive, delivers quality of patient care, and values the health and care workforce.

Areas of expertise in this strand include:

  • analysis and reconfiguration of work processes and patient pathways, cost-effectiveness analysis of medical technologies and health policies
  • modelling and management of innovation and change, data analytics for service development, whole systems improvement
  • workforce development, work redesign and leadership

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Postgraduate courses

Our research

Knowledge exchange

Discrete Event Simulation support for NHS Scotland

Funded by the Scottish Government since 2014 to support Scotland’s public health service in its quest to improve patient experiences while reducing costs, our work with Glasgow Royal Infirmary orthopaedics department utilised Discrete Event Simulation (DES) for cost comparison of two fracture pathways using an activity-based costing method.

Read more about Discrete Event Simulation

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The Pharmacy Prescribing Support Unit of NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

In collaboration with the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, our team worked with the Pharmacy Prescribing Support Unit of NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde supporting the implementation of a new, centralised Pharmacy Distribution Centre (PDC) to replace 11 different in-hospital pharmacy stores.

The Pharmacy Prescribing Support Unit