Award winning health and care consultancy Carnall Farrar (CF) has partnered with a leading provider of digital behaviour change solutions, Changing Health, to empower people to live healthier lives at a national scale.
The partnership means that for the first time, healthcare providers as well as public and private companies can offer their patients, members, or staff, highly personalised support to make positive lifestyle changes – and crucially, sustain them over the long term.
CF is a management consultancy 100% dedicated to improving health and care, catalysing change by supporting leaders to work together to address the hardest challenges they face. CF combines award winning healthcare analytics and thought leadership with real world experience of front line service delivery. CF provides support in Digital Adoption by helping healthcare systems and innovators to work together and maximise uptake through understanding the range of needs of individuals, as well by understanding how to support new tools and approaches.
Changing Health, a spin-out company from Newcastle University, brings together the best in behavioural science by offering organisations both the technology and programmes to improve health outcomes for those who need it.
In Summer 2019, Changing Health will launch an industry leading digital platform for its UK and international partners. This new platform will deliver an entirely personalised experience for each user. The platform accelerates the development of scalable behaviour change services and will harness the power of big data to proactively identify the social, environmental or demographic factors most likely to influence a person’s lifestyle behaviours.
Ben Richardson, Managing Partner at CF, said: “Digital innovation has the potential to revolutionise healthcare, and giving people the tools to take greater ownership of their own health is a fundamental part of this. Changing Health are leaders in the field and trailblazers in combining evidence based behaviour change with effective digital interfaces. Working with them is a tremendously exciting opportunity both to have a direct impact on people’s lives, and make a step change in the adoption of digital health and care solutions.”
Professor Mike Trenell, Changing Health Chief Scientific Officer, said: “Digital health is the fasting growing area of health, and not surprisingly, it plays a central role in the forward vision for the NHS. We are proud to enter this partnership with a leader in organisational change to support the expansion of digital health from the curious wings of healthcare to centre stage.
“CF have shown that they’re the gold standard experts in organisational behaviour change through their partnerships in health economies across the UK and beyond. We’re looking forward to working closely with them on our mission of empowering millions of people to make lifestyle changes that last.”