Promoting young people’s mental health

Providing effective mental health services for children and young people requires successful working across agencies. Research led by Hillingdon Healthwatch has shown that services for young people in the area with mental health problems are under increasing pressure. We produced an animation to highlight the issues and encourage a move towards more joined-up services. We've also produced an accompanying report, based on research undertaken with young people and their parents, and with mental health professionals.

Primary care data visualisation

We prepared a slide deck for the Nuffield Trust as part of a joint project with The King’s Fund to highlight the results of a survey into the attitudes of clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) to reform. The results revealed optimism about upcoming changes to their commissioning role, though suggested that careful implementation will be key.

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Energy research aims to keep the lights on

Sustainable energy production that keeps “lights on, and bills down” is key to reducing Britain’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to the UK Energy Research Centre, based at Imperial College London. We designed an e-newsletter template to help the Centre increase engagement with their research programme and encourage contribution to the debate.

MBC supplied a knowledgeable and responsive service with clear communication, and took the time to understand our needs.
— Dr William Burns, Academic Engagement Manager, UKERC

Young people’s cancer service booklet

The Teenage Cancer Trust
Teenagers and Young People’s
Cancer Service at UCLH is the primary treatment centre for teenage cancer in London and the South East. We were asked to co-write and design a brochure for GPs detailing the services offered and explaining how to refer patients to the Unit.

The brochure has just been reprinted for a second time.

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Enhancing emergency information

A London teaching hospital wanted to update its information for patients attending the Emergency Department (A+E). The aim was to inform patients about the best way to manage a range of common conditions, as well as describe the ‘A+E journey’ and suggest appropriate alternatives to A+E.

We edited text and gained clinical approval for a suite of 40 new leaflets (including foreign language versions), then designed and managed printing. 

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Improving information for inpatients

A high-performing NHS foundation trust wanted to create an information booklet for new inpatients, as part of a welcome pack that would also contain socks, slippers and other useful items. We created a design concept for board approval, then edited text and developed the layout. We also produced a safety leaflet and contact card for insertion into the pack.

Since launch the welcome pack has contributed to improved patient feedback and a reduction in readmissions; the pack was runner-up in the Patient Information Network awards ‘Access to Information’ category.

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Health and wellbeing infographic

We were commissioned to produce a briefing to map the role of Health and Wellbeing Boards in the new NHS commissioning landscape, as part of a joint NHS Confederation/Local Government Association project.

Central to this was an infographic poster, highlighting the role of the voluntary sector in developing local commissioning plans.

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Nuffield Trust publications

We have produced a wide range of publications for the Nuffield Trust, both working within the brand guidelines and developing new design directions.

Projects have included a publication to mark the NHS’ 65th anniversary and a new series of policy briefings on key topics in health care, to be published around the 2015 General Election.

For each publishing project, we recruited a team of designers and editors to help deliver the project, and managed print procurement.

Matthew has a very wide knowledge of publishing. His experience has been central to implementation of an ambitious programme. He can always be relied upon to remain calm and collected, and to turn projects round quickly.
— Daniel Reynolds, Communications Director

Nuffield Trust visual identity

Following appointment of a new chief executive the Nuffield Trust wanted a fresh look and feel to signal a new direction. We managed the project from start to finish including procurement, design direction, change management and internal communications. 

The result was an elegant new identity that both reflected the Trust’s brand values and supported the Trust's print and digital communications programme.

Our brand review project produced an excellent new visual identity for the Nuffield Trust. The new identity is a cornerstone of our revamped communications programme. Matthew managed the project expertly from start to finish. Highly recommended.
— Daniel Reynolds, Communications Director

Offender Health Collaborative briefing

The National Liaison and Diversion Development Network is an initiative aimed at improving health outcomes for offenders and reducing reoffending.

We were asked by the Network to produce a briefing highlighting the work of the Offender Health Collaborative (OHC), to show how self-assessment can be used to improve the quality of local offender services.

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QualityWatch visual identity

QualityWatch is a five-year joint Health Foundation/Nuffield Trust programme, measuring care quality in the NHS in England.

The brief was to source and implement a visual identity that would reflect the 'digital-first' ethos of the joint venture. We managed the delivery of the new brand including procurement, design direction and internal communications.

The new identity successfully supports digital and print communications, an annual conference and other events.

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