Treatment Backlog Case Studies

A call for evidence

The Coalition’s Treatment Backlog Task Group is looking for case studies drawn from a wide range of places and communities across the country, both urban and rural, affluent and disadvantaged.

We are interested in:

  • Case studies that demonstrate creative, innovative and successful engagement with those awaiting treatment.
  • Case studies where challenges to good health and wellbeing, independent living, longevity or quality of life continue to exist, and have been exacerbated by the pandemic.

We are looking, in particular, for case studies that link progress in this context with the aims to:

  • Give people greater agency and control over those things that affect their quality of life.
  • Ensure a healthy standard of living for all.
  • Create and develop healthy and sustainable places and communities.
  • Strengthen the role and impact of community based ill health prevention
  • Create and develop accessible, inclusive and responsive locally-based services for particular groups or to diverse communities of need.
  • Give every child the best start in life.
  • Enable all children, young people and adults to maximise their capabilities.

Case studies can be submitted by both organisations and individuals, using the form below.

As an alternative, the Task Group will undertake a number of direct interviews, which would seek to draw out comparable information. Please let us know if you are willing, or know anyone who would be willing, to assist us in this way, so that we can make contact with them to follow this up. Similarly, signposting us to work done by others that is likely to be of interest to the Task Group in this context, would also be helpful. Please get in touch with Rachel Tait who will be able to support.

Submit a case study

  • The capacity in which you are sharing this case study
  • • What contextual data did you use? What other evidence was taken into account?
    • Description of the community, group or individual at the centre of the concern. What is their experience of the treatment backlog on their physical and/or mental health, on their quality of life, and on their expectations of the future for them?
  • • What were the underpinning values and principles and models of engagement?
    • What assumptions did you make?
    • How far did your approach involve the community, group or individual in the design and delivery?
    • Was there any additional financial /resource cost to this approach? If yes, how did you access funding, and was the funding provided by a single agency or partnership funding?
  • • How did you know whether your intervention worked? For example, do you have evidence of a reduction in anxiety/stress and other symptoms or of improved quality of life?
    • What measures of success and impact did you use, or would you recommend be used by others in this context?
  • • Are there any transferable lessons that would help address wider aspects of how to provide better care to those who are awaiting treatment or diagnosis, or which indicate how “healthy waiting”, better treatment and improved care services could be offered in the longer term, (for example, through the greater use of personal health/care plans, greater co-production and self-managed care, or more diverse, responsive, and flexible support at local community level)?