What We Do

Niche is a leading provider of independent professional services to the health and social care sector. We specialise in delivering investigation and thematic review services, governance reviews, assurance reviews, evaluations, and service data analytics.

Services

We are proud of our reputation for delivering exceptional quality and cost-effective independent review services. Our expert team are able to apply real-world, workable solutions to address the challenges you face within your organisation.

Investigations & Reviews

We are one of the leading suppliers of multi-sector health and social care related serious incident investigations in the country.

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Governance

We are experts in all aspects of healthcare governance and employ some of the most experienced governance practitioners in the country.

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Assurance & Evaluations

We use our tested methods and unique insights to help organisations, a care service or a system achieve its goals. Whether this is through a governance focused investigation, designing assurance frameworks, a rigorous evaluation, governance diagnostic support, clinical due-diligence, or partnership governance.

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Large Scale Enquiries

We are specialists at undertaking large-scale investigations (multi-agency), enquiries and multi-population serious incident investigations (MPSIs).

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Thematic Review

Niche have considerable experience in carrying out thematic reviews either as part of evaluations or under the new PSIRF.

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Improvement Analytics

Using our own leading edge software we deliver analytical solutions to health and social care organisations, commissioners and regulators.

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Initiatives

Niche is always innovating and developing our consultancy practice, the products we offer and the excellence we deliver. We are clear that our firm is not just about ‘what’ we do as a business but ‘how’ we work as a team. Over the last few years we have invested heavily in our staff by becoming an Employee Owned Trust, we are also one of the few consultancies of our kind to have achieved BCorp status.

Employee Owned Trust

Becoming an Employee Owned Trust (EOT) has been an important step in developing our company’s culture of shared responsibility. All of our staff are ‘co-owners’ within the EOT, which means they have a direct say in how our company runs.

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BCorp

Achieving BCorp (Benefit Corporation) status has been a huge achievement for us here at Niche. BCorps have demonstrated that they have achieved the highest levels of social, environmental and corporate responsibility and impact.

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Niche Ward to Board

Niche Ward to Board (NW2B) is a new not-for-profit subsidiary of Niche Health and Social Care Consulting (Niche) and fundamentally supports the principle of doing ‘business for good’. NW2B is a fantastic way of allowing us to share insights for healthcare learning, supporting organisations to improve and develop and to inform national policy.

Environmental Approach

Over the lifetime of our carbon reduction plan, we have committed to:

- Changing our office electricity tariff to one using sustainable sources.
- Promoting the use of remote methods for client engagement wherever feasible to reduce business travel.
- Considering the introduction of a salary sacrifice scheme for electric vehicles to reduce the impact of both business travel, and employee commuting.

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Our Impact Report

We now produce an annual Impact Report to make sure we are staying on track with our ‘business for good’ goals.

Safeguarding our Independence

As a firm, we value our independence and integrity to the utmost. We have built a solid, long-standing reputation for delivering independent investigations, reviews and evaluations which can be trusted by our clients and regulatory bodies nationally. Niche has no contractual or other relationships with any other organisation which would compromise our independence; regardless of bill-payer or commissioning client. Our Partners, Directors and senior staff have no conflicting interests in any other organisation and conflicts are assessed before and throughout the lifespan of each project we work on.

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