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Senior Consultant

Opportunity: Senior Consultant

Full time | London, UK | Competitive salary

We’re looking for a number of senior consultants to join our  team. Having grown our client base, strengthened our sector offerings and rebranded, we’re now expanding our team. Our head office is in Mayfair, London.

Our team of consultants work collaboratively with clients to solve complex business problems and deliver tangible improvements. Our specialisms include strategic growth, data-driven decision making, digital transformation, performance improvement and operational effectiveness, organisation design and sales optimisation.

Collaboration is at the heart of Curzon Consulting and is evident from our approach to client engagements to our internal culture. We get together regularly to share experiences and learn from each other. Recent team socials include mini-golf, digital darts and away-days.

About the role

    Successful candidates for Senior Consultant will:

  • Deliver and lead on various project workstreams using effective project management methodologies
  • Plan and deliver project research, analysis and recommendations in the form of deliverables, client meetings and workshops
  • Run client meetings and facilitate project workshops between stakeholder groups
  • Use strong data analysis skills to manipulate data and present this in an accessible and compelling format for stakeholders at all levels to buy in to
  • Apply an analytical perspective to business needs in order to adequately advise clients
  • Keep up-to-date on relevant market trends, industry news and technical tools that are relevant to key sectors
  • Participate in writing articles and content for the company’s website/selected social media
  • Contribute to developing the company’s set of tools and methodologies
  • Contribute to proposals and bids and pitch materials
  • Coach and mentor more junior members of the team
  • Play and active role in the development and growth of the firm through various practice development activities

What we’re looking for

    You will have:

  • First Degree in Business or Accountancy
  • Significant experience, preferably within consulting
  • Sector knowledge
  • Experience in advanced analytics and visualisation tools
  • Proven track record in a specialism
  • People and change management experience
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Good project management knowledge
  • Willingness to work on client site five days a week, every week – mostly in the UK; may be in continental Europe, with occasional further travel

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Curzon Consulting partner is Category Judge for 2020 Soldiering On Awards

24th October 20192 Minutes

2020 Soldiering On Awards

Curzon Consulting Partner, Douglas Badham, is proud to be a Category Judge for 2020 Soldiering On Awards.

The Soldiering On Awards highlights the outstanding achievements of current and former service men and women, their families and those who support the Armed Forces Community. Now in their tenth year, the awards recognise inspirational people for achievements in education, healthcare, communities, diversity and inclusion, and business.

Douglas Badham said:

“I am an ardent supporter – for ten years these awards have shone a light on inspirational stories of immense challenges overcome, and stunning personal and business achievements”

Following a record-breaking number of nominations, the first round of judging has been carried out by the Category Judges.

Lt. Col. Ren Kapur MBE, Founder and CEO of X-Forces Enterprise CIC and Co-chair of the Soldiering On Awards said:

“In what has been a record-breaking year for the number of nominations received, my thanks go to our category judges for the diligence and dedication they have applied to this important step on the path to decide who will be the 2020 SOA Finalists.”

Awards timeline

There is one more stage to go, the final independent panel review at the end of November 2019, before Finalists are announced in early 2020.

The awards take place on 24 April 2020.

For more information

Find out more about X-Forces and the Soldiering On Awards

 

View Doug’s Category Judge profile

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Mobile stroke units - a stroke management study

17th October 20197 Minutes

Curzon Healthcare lead Chetan Trivedi has just completed an extensive study of Mobile Stroke Units (MSUs) in Australia, Argentina, Canada, Germany, Norway and the United States of America.

Our study included a detailed review of the efficacy of stroke management solutions, including the impact on economic and social costs downstream. We have also performed a detailed assessment of people, process and technology required to implement such solutions in other countries. Whilst our example shared below is focused on the UAE, a MSU can be implemented by any health system.

By adopting a Mobile Stroke Unit model, a health system can increase stroke survival rates, reduce disabilities and optimise the associated economic and social cost of care for stroke survivors through drastically decreasing “alarm-to-scan” and “scan-to-treatment” times.

Given our extensive intellectual capital (research and analysis) on the topic, we are able to develop a high-level business case within a few weeks for a local, regional or national health system.

Opportunity to Revolutionise Stroke Management in United Arab Emirates

By adopting a Mobile Stroke Unit (MSU) model, the UAE can increase stroke survival rates, reduce disabilities and optimise the associated economic and social cost of care for stroke survivors through drastically decreasing “alarm-to-scan” and “scan-to-treatment” times.

1. Situation

  • There are two key types of stroke: ischemic and haemorrhagic
  • Globally, ischemic stroke is the most common, occurring 85% of the time; but whilst haemorrhagic strokes only occur 15% of the time, they are responsible for 40% of deaths
  • In the UAE, stroke is the third leading cause of death – “10,000 people suffer from stroke… every year”
  • Stroke is the “number one cause of disability” – with only “10% of victims reaching a hospital on time to make a full recovery”
  • Stroke “is estimated to cost the UAE around AED 3 billion per year, with additional cost to the economy of a further AED 4 billon in lost productivity, disability and informal care
  • The UAE had no stroke units in 2014 versus 12 in 2019, which is a major step in the right direction
  • “The average age of occurrence of stroke is 45 in UAE which is much lower than the world age of 60 years”

Stroke is a major problem for health systems

2. Complication

  • 2,000,000 brain cells/ neurons are lost every minute after a stroke, which translates to “Time is Brain”
  • The earlier the stroke patient is diagnosed and treated, the better the patient outcomes, leading to a significant reduction in total cost of treating the patient over the life of their associated disabilities

Typical traditional model for stroke treatment is:

  • Patient transported via ambulance into Accident & Emergency (A&E) or a specialist stroke unit
  • Type of stroke determined by CT scan (a stroke patient cannot be treated until the type of stroke is determined)
  • Treatment is administered based on stroke type (ischemic and haemorrhagic)

Through-out the entire process (from acute symptom onset to treatment), significant time is lost, which results in higher mortality risk and additional complications downstream

Correct diagnosis and time to treatment is crucial

3. Question

Despite great progress made in stroke intervention in the UAE in recent times, what can the UAE do to deliver transformative change to increase post stroke survival rates, reduce disabilities associated with stroke, improve patient quality of life post stroke and reduce the associated economic burden on the stroke patient, their family and wider society?

4. Solution

  • Instead of patients being transported to A&E or a specialist Stroke Unit, losing valuable time, a specialist Mobile Stroke Unit (MSU) can travel to the patient to deliver emergency point-of-care diagnosis and treatment onsite
  • The Mobile Stroke Unit solution was pioneered in Germany back in 2011 and such solutions are being delivered in Australia, Argentina, Canada, Germany, Norway and the US

Key Mobile Stroke Unit attributes typically include:

  • appropriately trained emergency response team (e.g. driver, paramedic, critical care nurse and CT technician, optional Vascular Neurologist)
  • a Computerized Tomography (CT) scanner
  • a point-of-care laboratory system (e.g., serum sodium, potassium, chloride, ionized calcium, total CO2, glucose, etc.)
  • a telehealth solution, where a Vascular Neurologist and Pharmacist can video call into the Ambulance to provide guidance to the paramedic team
  • an Artificial Intelligence solution to provide on-site diagnosis to rule out stroke-like symptoms (e.g. migraines, seizures, Bells Palsy, inner ear problems etc.), which may not be related to stroke

The most important benefit of the Mobile Stroke Unit is rapid diagnosis of the stroke type and treatment with intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (TPA) can be started more rapidly if appropriate

A randomised controlled trial shows, treatment with Intravenous TPA can be started within an average of 38 minutes when patients are treated in an Mobile Stroke Unit compared with 73 minutes under the existing model

Evidence shows on-site stroke treatment improves patient outcomes

Source:
https://www.stroke.org/understand-stroke/what-is-stroke/hemorrhagic-stroke/; The Epidemiology of Stroke in the Middle East, El-Jha et al 2016; https://www.arabhealthonline.com/magazine/en/latest-issue/2019-show-issue/mechanical-thrombectomy-for-acute-ischaemic-stroke-in-uae.html; The mobile stroke unit and management of acute stroke in rural settings, Shuaib and Terakihi 2018; https://gulfnews.com/uae/health/know-the-signs-of-a-stroke-and-where-to-get-help-1.65494094; Curzon Consulting analysis

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