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Getting the best value out of NHS resources is a key determinant of sustainable healthcare in the UK. As the Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View affirmed in March 2017, ‘every pound of waste saved is a pound that can be reinvested in new treatments and better care’.

in the form of Spirit’s CliniTouch software and video conferencing functionality - and respiratory team expertise into a single, managed model of care with the patient at its centre. In one year alone, this unique collaboration that allows appropriate clinical intervention in the patient’s home facilitated:

This is Spirit Healthcare’s mission. Launched in 2009, Spirit aims to make the nation healthier and happier by delivering real value in healthcare - empowering people to take control of their health, make best use of NHS resources and utilise new technology. We believe that innovation and improved outcomes in healthcare can only be achieved by working in partnership with patients, the NHS and local government. Our collaborative approach:

Chris Barker CEO Spirit family of companies T: +44 (0) 116 2865000 M: +44 (0) 789 421 8371 E:

• Educates and empowers patients to increase the value of self-care • Facilitates improvements in primary care delivery • Delivers substantial savings on prescribing expenditure • Utilises proprietary telehealth and wearable technology to deliver reductions in hospital admissions and improvements in quality of life Spirit’s prescribing efficiency programmes showcase a different approach to medicine optimisation, with published, proven, auditable outcomes*. By providing the resource to deliver an active approach to formulary adoption, supporting clinicians and patients alike, the Spirit model has driven 700% greater savings in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes than more traditional approaches, without compromising on quality. An example of the success our unique combination of product technology and implementation services can provide is the Leicester City Totalcare COPD service. Formed as a partnership between Leicester City CCG, Leicester Partnership Trust, Spirit Healthcare Ltd and Totally Health PLC, the scheme was the first of its kind in the UK to bring together health coaching, telehealth –

• 148 emergency COPD hospital admissions prevented • Reduction in home visits • Gross NHS savings of £243k (£117k net savings) plus additional provider savings • Patient improvements in self-management, education and confidence • Admissions per head reduced from 3.13 to 1.02 per year** Another example of our collaborative approach is our EMPOWER Structured Diabetes Education programme, that we deliver as a fully managed service on behalf of our CCG partners. Recently awarded the Diabetes Self Management Education (DSME) Quality Standard by the Quality Institute for Self Management Education & Training (QISMET), EMPOWER achieves uptake rates of 44% (versus the national average recorded uptake rate of 7.6%) and delivers improvements in clinical markers by enhancing both access to education and attendance. It also achieves 99% patient satisfaction as measured by the NHS Friends and Family Test (FFT). For more information on Spirit Healthcare’s products and services, please contact Chris Barker, CEO, Spirit Healthcare on, or on +44 (0) 116 286 5000 * Jim Swift, Keith Pearson, Joanne Hill, Jimmy Cheung, Duncan Richardson, Alison Jane Meyers, Chris Barker: ‘Implementing Formulary Change in Diabetes’, British Journal of Healthcare Management 2017, Vol 23, No 4 ** Ghosh et al. Jan 2016. Leicester Partnership NHS Trust


The TLC Group is a highly professional owner-managed accounting firm offering services in tax advisory, legal counseling, audit and management consulting. More than 50 tax advisors, chartered accountants, lawyers and professional staff members based in Berlin, Brandenburg, Hamburg and London serve an extensive number of clients. The portfolio of the firm founded in 2005 by the tax advisors and lawyers, Martin Noack, Marcus Nitsche and Dr. Thomas Nitsche, includes tax advisory services for mitigating taxes, bookkeeping services and annual financial statement preparation, crisis management and business reorganisation, financing consultancy, audit, assurance and valuation services, along with compliance and integrity in all of the fields of our work in a large variety of industries.

TLC AG Martin Noack Zimmerstraße 79-80, 10117 Berlin, Germany Telephone: +49 30 726188460 Telefax: +49 30 726188469 Email: Web:

One of the main focuses of TLC’s consultancy services has been the real estate sector. We provide services for both the private and commercial property sectors and advise our clients on transactions, on structuring real estate funds and on how ongoing tax management can best be handled. TLC renders services to an impressive number of private investors as well as to corporate investors operating in Germany and abroad. Furthermore, TLC has also had a major focus on startups and on advising entrepreneurs, accelerators and investors

during the complete growth process. In our work on the real estate market we have had a special focus: due to historical reasons, various Russian investors are active in Germany. In order to meet their expectations and special service needs, TLC has established a Russian Desk in order to give such investors the feeling of “being @ home”. More than ten percent of our professional staff is fluent in Russian. Our firm is active internationally as well as domestically and is represented as an independent partner of the Alliott Group, which is a global network of renowned audit, tax advisory and legal firms comprising approximately 220 offices in over 70 countries. Alliott has around 10,000 staff members, making it one of the largest consultancy networks in the world. We believe that a cross-border alignment of appropriate company law structures greatly contributes to mitigating any potentially high overall tax burden to a reasonable one. Our membership in the Alliott Association ensures that we are able to quickly render high quality consulting services worldwide. TLC’s approach is to offer our clients the best services and solutions tailored to meet the specific financial challenges they face. Personal support based on trust and geared to individual needs guarantees a long-lasting cooperation.


ACQ5 is proud to announce to the world the winners of the ACQ5 Global Awards 2017. The 2017 ACQ5 Global Award winners represent the best o...


ACQ5 is proud to announce to the world the winners of the ACQ5 Global Awards 2017. The 2017 ACQ5 Global Award winners represent the best o...