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THE CHALLENGE

Teams will simulate a consultancy firm that must present solutions to a real business problem currently facing the Healthcare sector. Teams will be provided with background information on the case study topic on the 7th of April of 2017. They will receive further vital information on the competition day and will be given time to finalise their recommendations. Each team will then have 20 minutes to give a presentation and answer questions from the judges about their proposal.

Given the relevance of this current case issue to the healthcare sector, there will be experts that can answer questions on the team’s potential recommendations and on the presentation itself. Additionally, each team will be assigned meeting rooms to work in on the competition day, equipped with connected computing facilities.

This competition will test the capabilities of multidisciplinary student teams to derive innovative solutions to a present problem facing organisations within the sector. Participants will develop key consultancy skills and gain exposure to a multi-trillion pound sector. Leading industry experts and academicians will form the judging and information panels. This competition will provide an excellent opportunity for networking and the chance to showcase your talents!

THE TOPIC FOR THIS YEAR'S WBS CASE CHALLENGE

"According to The UK Sepsis Trust every year in the UK there are 150,000 cases of sepsis, resulting in a staggering 44,000 deaths - more than bowel, breast and prostate cancer combined. The effect that a lack of early diagnosis of sepsis has on patient mortality and NHS resource is astounding. Whilst the need to educate practitioners and general public to understand the symptoms and treatments of sepsis is recognised, and the UK government is imminently launching a campaign across the country, there is still room for innovation and more essentially the delivery and roll out of real world solutions to address this global issue."

Note: The case study has been written in a way such that prior knowledge of the healthcare sector is not required from participants.