Strategic planning tools

  • Integrated System Flow (Integrated System Mapping)

Interconnected Systems Mapping provides a high level strategic visual overview of an integrated health, social care and community system for an identified population, using various perspective lenses. The ISM maps are coproduced with the community, and health and social care organisations, and use quantitative and qualitative intelligence to offer new insights into the interconnectedness of the system. These can indicate focus areas for further improvement or redesign work, and enable informed strategic decision-making.


  • High Resource Individuals (High Health Gain Individuals)

Promoting a focus on high resource/high health gain approaches to understanding population need as an area of strategic planning prioritisation.


  • Financial and Economic Modelling (Systems Modelling)

Systems Modelling provides a risk-free forecasting approach which can give confidence to decisions that affect system redesign, procurement, and commissioning. This tool is most useful for complex systems with many interconnecting variables, for example workforce planning, care home capacity modelling, and home care procurement forecasting. Real data is used to simulate the mechanics of the system, and enable scenario planning to determine the optimum combination of parameters to achieve a sustainable system.