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Our programme

The National CLEAR Programme

The challenge

We recognised that the people best placed to help develop and drive innovative solutions to challenges in healthcare were the healthcare professionals on the ground. To help the NHS harness the knowledge, experience and insight that its workforce holds, we developed, together with Health Education England, the Clinically-Led WorkforcE and Activity Redesign programme – CLEAR.

The approach

The National CLEAR Programme provides innovation expertise, data analysis and a unique methodology which allows clinicians to redesign clinical teams and services. This leads to innovative recommendations of new models of care and workforce from those closest to care delivery, which improves patient care and the efficiency of organisations.

​CLEAR is a work-based learning initiative supported by Health Education England and delivered by 33n, a company of NHS clinicians and data scientists. Individuals taking part will be seconded to the National CLEAR Faculty as CLEAR Associates, which protects their time to learn and innovate. The Programme then equips clinicians with powerful, bespoke data analytics and modelling tools to discover new ways of working alongside a structured online education programme.

CLEAR projects address local, regional, and national challenges in priority themes which enables organisations and systems to enact transformation to address the key challenges relating to the restoration and recovery of NHS services.​

CLEAR projects are supervised by the National CLEAR Faculty which is hosted by East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.

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The Results

The National CLEAR Programme offers a unique opportunity to investigate current models of care by analysing, modelling and visualising data to innovate new recommendations and ways of working.

CLEAR projects allow for the formation of clinically sound, co-developed recommendations that are operationally possible and financially viable.

CLEAR outputs include a detailed case study, presentation of findings for senior leadership, department level presentation and an extensive findings report all while building an intrinsic capability within the NHS.

In 2019, the CLEAR Associates for the Urgent and Emergency Care projects identified £12.3 million in potential savings across seven project sites.

CLEAR is currently running projects in Mental Health, Urgent and Emergency Care and Anticipatory/Primary Care.

Find out more on the CLEAR website

HEE’s ambition…is to build a sustainable model for clinically led workforce redesign…creating the space for clinically active staff across all disciplines to learn the key skills of data analytics and large scale change, whilst leading strategic and operationally relevant workforce projects across health and social care systems.