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"Evaluating community-based integrated health and social care services: the SIMTEGR8 approach", talk by Antuela Tako (Loughborough Universty) Event

13:00 - 15:00
21 May 2019
Building 44, Room 2103, Lecture Room C, University of Southampton, Highfield Campus, SO17 1BJ

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Event details

In this presentation I will talk about a new facilitated modelling approach, developed as part of the SIMTEGR8 project. In this project simulation models are used to evaluate community-based health and social care services in workshops involving the client, commissioning body and service providers, as well as service users and patients. Service users, a stakeholder group that can contribute to the knowledge generated in facilitated modelling sessions, have not been included in facilitated simulation studies reported so far in the literature. The approach has been used to evaluate eight newly set up community-based health and social care services in the Leicestershire area where the simulation model served as a catalyst for generating discussion about the effectiveness of the patient pathway and for identifying potential improvements to the service. For illustration purposes, the Lightbulb project, a housing support service helping elderly and frail people stay safe at home is presented. The challenges faced with involving patients in simulation projects and implications for facilitated simulation are discussed.

Speaker information

Antuela Tako, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University, holds a PhD in Simulation and an MSc in Management Science and Operational Research from the University of Warwick. Her research interests include the comparison of alternative simulation approaches, facilitated and participative simulation modelling, conceptual modelling and health care modelling. Antuela has extensive experience of running facilitated simulation workshops. She recently led a project that evaluated community-based integrated health and social care services. Her research has appeared in the European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Decision Support Systems and BMJ Quality and Safety. She is an Associate Editor of the Journal of the Operational Research Society and the Journal of Simulation. Her ORCID is and her email address is:

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