About Us


The Midlands Population Health Management Academy is part of a programme of support, commissioned by NHS England and NHS Improvement (Midlands) working in partnership with the Local Government Association and Public Health England.

The programme will help Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships and Integrated Care Systems embed population health management (PHM) practices.

Here you can find out more about each of the organisations involved in the Population Health Management Academy.

Our Partners



The Strategy Unit exists to improve outcomes. Our expertise in clear thinking and applied analysis improves decision making and implementation. Our support is most valuable where the need for innovation is high and the suitability of standard approaches is low.

The Strategy Unit works in the NHS, for the NHS. We are part of Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit. Our staff are NHS employees and they are animated by NHS values. Growing the NHS advisory and analytical workforce is essential to our mission to create a real legacy from the PHM Academy.


  • NHS England and NHS Improvement (Midlands)

    NHS England and NHS Improvement (Midlands)

    NHS England and NHS Improvement in the Midlands have commissioned this programme to accelerate Population Health Management practise in the region. It has been designed collaboratively with the national team responsible for population health, Public Health England (PHE), the Local Government Association (LGA) and STPs.

    The Midlands region is keen to be at the forefront of developing Population Health Management as the foundation of Integrated Care. This will help drive out inequalities and make sure services, both health and care, are working together for improved patient outcomes. This work will support local systems as they develop Integrated Care. 

  • The Dartmouth Institute

    The Dartmouth Institute

    The Dartmouth Institute (TDI) has been a pioneer in health services research for more than 30 years.

    Insights gained help policy makers, systems leaders, and care providers improve practices. This includes developing ‘learning health systems’ in which patient experience and the outcomes of real healthcare practice generate the data that researchers need to improve care. In the UK, this work is led by Dr Al Mulley.

  • The Oxford Centre for Triple Value Healthcare

    The Oxford Centre for Triple Value Healthcare

    The Oxford Centre for Triple Value Healthcare (3V) is a small, mission-driven social enterprise increasing Triple Value in healthcare to improve healthcare for populations, and building capability in healthcare organisations.

    The organisation evolved from Better Value Healthcare, the company founded by Professor Sir Muir Gray.

  • The Centre for Health and Social Care Leadership

    The Centre for Health and Social Care Leadership

    The Centre for Health and Social Care Leadership at the University of Birmingham is an inter-disciplinary centre of excellence in teaching, development, research and thinking in health and social care leadership. One of its core themes, led by Belinda Weir, considers collaborative leadership. This encompasses leadership between the NHS, local government and other stakeholders, including local communities.

  • Milliman

    Milliman

    Milliman is one of the leading actuarial firms globally. Drawing on vast international expertise, the UK office of Milliman helps health systems understand the financial opportunities and risks they face, answering questions ranging from the financial Return on Investment for particular care management strategies, to benchmarking healthcare utilisation and predictive modelling.