The opportunity

Health and care staff share a passion to do their absolute best for patients, however sometimes it can feel like the system gets in the way.

CLEAR offers individuals, organisations, and regions the opportunity to investigate systems and services using a unique methodology, placing service transformation in the hands of those delivering care.

Clinicians enrolled in the National CLEAR Programme will be taught how to use powerful, bespoke data analytics and modelling tools which allows for the discovery of new ways of working and models of care.

CLEAR has projects and courses of varying lengths to suit all clinical professions, with progression through various levels of the CLEAR programme, as you gain experience.

The CLEAR programme runs multiple courses and projects throughout the year to tackle national health and care priorities. In 2021, we have opportunities in: urgent and emergency care, intensive care, mental health and primary and anticipatory care.

The National CLEAR Programme is delivered by 33n, a group of NHS clinicians and data scientists.

Find out more about what CLEAR could mean for you using the links below.


What’s involved

A typical project begins by looking at the potential for workforce and service redesign. We will work with you to agree the possibilities, scope and feasibility of the project. Once this is agreed, the National CLEAR Faculty will assign a project team, including clinicians from your organisation, if available.


What CLEAR offers

CLEAR offers big data analysis, a full education programme and the tools to perform workforce and care redesign. CLEAR creates a self-sustaining community of practice within the NHS, it improves patient experience, care and outcomes through model of care and workforce re-design, and creates portfolio careers for NHS staff improving recruitment and retention.


How a CLEAR project works

The CLEAR programme recruits clinicians on a paid secondment to run live service redesign projects, while learning the tools and techniques of service transformation. Learning time is protected and will enable clinicians to make a high profile impact on health and care at system level.

Regions and systems

CLEAR is a national innovation programme for health and care organisations and clinicians. The National CLEAR Programme provides innovation expertise, data analysis and a methodology to improve patient care by redesigning clinical teams and services to develop new models of workforce and care.

CLEAR engages with organisations and empowers colleagues to operationalise change by addressing regional themes and national priorities.

What’s involved

The programme brings together improvement methodologies and novel analytics, through a detailed education course, to enable front line staff to deliver model of care and workforce redesign that aligns with the goals of the NHS People Plan and Long Term Plan.​

Our unique methodology is successful across a range of clinical areas including critical care, urgent and emergency care, mental health and anticipatory care. CLEAR can, and will, support NHS services in all situations including work prior to COVID-19, during pandemic surges and the wider recovery of the NHS.

CLEAR supports the restoration and recovery of NHS services, ensures the voices of all staff are heard and explores new models of care and ways of working.

If you have an idea for a regional or national project, contact the CLEAR team by emailing


What CLEAR offers


“The CLEAR programme outputs are supporting the organisations’ ability to approach complex projects. The Musgrove Team are looking forward to participating in the second project and using it more across the healthcare system.”​

Dr Justin Phillips – Acute Medical Director, Musgrove Park Hospital

By registering your redesign project
with the National CLEAR Faculty, you
are joining a national programme
that provides:

• A clinical project team, including participants from your own staff, if they are available

• Senior clinical innovators and data scientists to work with your organisation

• Relevant data analytics

• Nationally approved standards of project assurance and information governance

• Shared information and experiences from similar projects in your region and across the nation

Tried and tested

CLEAR has evolved from successful redesign programmes, originally in the north west of England in 2018 and subsequently in all seven regions of the NHS.

Value for money

For health and care organisations, the costs vary depending on the project theme.

Compared with most agencies offering redesign support, CLEAR is a fraction of the cost. More importantly, it’s a small investment for major returns. CLEAR is a catalyst to realising system benefits in efficiency, financial savings and significant improvements in patient care.

In 2019, CLEAR programmes in seven project sites identified potential savings of £12.3 million.

Join the CLEAR

Get in touch with us if you would like to discuss
a potential project and/or opportunities for your
clinical staff.