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Work examples | Tony Ryan Associates

Work examples

Review and diagnosis

  • Suicides over eight years, suicide investigations and suicide prevention strategy
  • Suicide investigations for a specialist mental health provider (desktop review)
  • A desktop review of four suicides in a Trust
  • Community forensic mental health team
  • Criminal justice substance misuse services
  • In-patient alcohol detoxification services
  • Dual diagnosis services
  • Young people’s substance misuse service
  • Shared care drug and alcohol services
  • Hospital and community rehabilitation services
  • Use of “out of area” rehabilitation placements
  • IAPT services (Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies)
  • Complex care placement arrangements and related services
  • Accommodation services for people with mental health needs
  • Prison mental health team service
  • Crisis Resolution Home Treatment team
  • Day services for people with mental health needs
  • Acute Care Team
  • Evaluation of absconding from a secure service

Service redesign

  • Redesign lead implementing an acute hospital liaison service
  • Support to implement a step care model of mental health services
  • CMHT development programme
  • Evaluation of a new community service model
  • Evaluation of a pilot to implement personal health budgets
  • Market analysis for a complex mental health needs unit
  • Team development to support positive risk taking within mental health teams
  • Developmental support to implement New Ways of Working
  • Service development support to a medium secure unit


  • Developing a service user and carer involvement strategy within a Trust
  • Programme of staff development in commercial mindedness
  • Market analysis for a specialist mental health provider Trust
  • Support to develop health and social care commissioners
  • Support to develop IAPT services
  • Point prevalence study in acute in-patient mental health services
  • Writing outcome measures for people discharged from secondary mental health care
  • Census of mental health placements in independent and third sector services across two regions
  • 12 month retrospective analysis of complex care mental health and learning disability placements into the independent sector by commissioners
  • Analysis of data collection and learning processes for deaths in custody
  • Market analysis of a rehabilitation service for people with complex needs
  • Benchmark exercise of Psychiatric Intensive Care Units
  • Regional survey of acute ward managers
  • Survey of service user and carer payment practices across a region
  • An analysis of acute ward staffing levels across a region
  • An analysis of staff mental health training needs in seven probation hostels
  • Analysis of 10 years of admissions for alcohol detoxification
  • Benchmark analysis of nurse staffing
  • Drafting service specifications for a range of mental health services
  • Writing good practice guidance on risk management and personalisation
  • Writing workbook on acute in-patient service development in mental health

Service evaluation and audit

  • Evaluation of delayed discharges
  • Evaluation of the effectiveness of the implementation of an action plan following a homicide
  • Evaluation of a complex needs unit in a Young Offenders Institute
  • Audit of prescribing for substance misusers
  • Impact assessment of secondary care reconfiguration
  • Writing national guidance on acute ward staff development
  • Writing national toolkit to reduce the use of “out of area” services
  • Service evaluation of a mental health crisis house
  • Due diligence review of a private sector organisation prior to purchase

Whole system working

  • Review of whole acute care pathway
  • Commissioning strategy across 11 commissioners for rehabilitation services
  • An analysis of extra-contractual commissioner expenditure on psychiatric intensive care units
  • Facilitating action learning sets for commissioners on market management
  • Whole system review of acute care mental health services
  • Caseload analysis of older adult services
  • Analysis of mental health needs of people in seven probation hostels
  • Whole system review of dementia services
  • Evaluation of delayed discharges from acute in-patient wards
  • Whole systems review of all adult and older adult mental health services
  • Team development and strategic planning for mental health and learning disability commissioners