At Scale Accelerator

The At Scale Accelerator (ASA) is a proven, pre-populated project management tool specifically designed to support the development of primary care practice mergers and collaborations. The ASA covers all the steps practices must take to collaborate or merge, deliver effective services and remain sustainable. The ASA is pre-populated with all the prompts, actions and milestones across four organisational areas.

The diagram below provides a high-level view of the ASA showing the simplified interface of the tool. This simple way of reporting provides an easy way to show the project’s status, identify any bottlenecks or overrunning tasks and allows progress to be monitored across your merger team, assuring you that all necessary tasks are being addressed.

High Level View of the At Scale Accelerator – Accelerating Practice Mergers

The ASA is a proven, practical, online project management tool adapted specifically to support practice mergers, collaborations and at scale working within primary care. It contains all the actions required to accelerate the development, mobilisation and operation of your merger or at scale project. The ASA is pre-populated with all the prompts, actions and milestones across four organisational areas. The tool has been tried and tested to support practice mergers and collaborations including helping the biggest single patient list practice in the UK successfully accelerate it’s go live date, Octagon Medical Practice.

Based on years of experience of delivering successful mergers and transformation, we developed the At Scale Accelerator (ASA) to provide a clear structure to help practices merge. We started by identifying what has to be done and the sequence of those tasks. We used a working assumption that GP practices are not project management experts and need a simple way to ensure they do everything needed in the right order.

The result is the At Scale Accelerator. Tried and tested in real life mergers (including the very biggest in the UK), the ASA provides a sophisticated guide to achieving your merger in rapid time. Combined with At Scale’s hands on support, this will allow you to deliver your at scale journey:

  • Without having to employ extensive project management resources
  • Without having to worry if you have missed something
  • Using your own resources and a programme tailored to your needs
  • By involving and informing partners and staff of what they have to complete and by when

“Under the Bonnet”

The ASA uses a simple of progress reporting that masks a sophisticated “engine under the bonnet”. It is more than just a project management toolkit. Yes, it provides a framework of pre-populated objectives, results and actions. Yes, it allows you to produce project plans, risk and issues. logs and a variety of reporting. Yes, it has a document repository and suite of standard documents that allow you to save all your material in one place and share the experiences of others.

The ASA allows you to allocate tasks to individuals or groups of people, set the date and parameters for completion and all the inter-related links that task has. For example, not completing a task in one part of the project may mean delay in another. The ASA does the thinking for you yet still allows you to set the timescale to meet your own local needs and demands.

A key benefit is the pre-population with all the tasks you need to develop, mobilise and operate your merged practice. Quickly and efficiently. All available simply using an online tool, available via your browser. The ATSCALE team are on hand to provide support and facilitation  to work with your own team.

Reporting and monitoring progress is also simple. GANTT charts, progress reports and a RAG-rated view of all the tasks is available at the click of a button. Here is what a typical project RAG-rating wheel could look like. Allowing you to drill down to task level at any time.

Both ATSCALE Accelerator tools support the rapid delivery of primary care projects and each contain all the relevant tasks, timetabled in the right order to help you deliver your project more easily. Our team will work closely with you to set up your project and get it started, allocating all the tasks and localising the timetable to suit your needs.

Our support combines hands on expertise and experience alongside project specific tools that have been developed to meet the needs of at scale working in primary care.

ATSCALE tools help accelerate you, whatever stage you’re at in your journey, to working at scale.