The Commissioning Team

Commissioning Health Services

Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG’s) were created following the Health and Social Care Act in 2012 to replace Primary Care Trusts. They are clinically-led statutory NHS bodies responsible for the planning and commission of health care services for their local area. We work with the CCG’s to provide procurement support to enable:

  • Better quality healthcare
  • Improved service delivery
  • Generate savings or cost efficiencies to enable more services to be provided within the same budget

The Hedge End and Lewes office together provide procurement support for:

  • Hampshire and Isle of Wight (8 CCG’s)
  • Surrey (3 CCG’s)
  • Sussex (7 CCG’s).

We have strategic relationships with Local Authorities, NHS Trusts and Primary Care organisations, large and small suppliers, Commissioning Support Units, GP’s, NHS England, NHS Digital, NHS Improvement and the Academic Health Science Network.

We lead procurement workplan for:

  • Healthcare services (e.g. Diabetes, Dermatology, Cardiology, MSK, Speech and Language etc.)
  • Traditional services (e.g. patient transport, wheelchairs, IT systems, consultancy)

We also have major programmes of work for:

Continuing Healthcare (packages of care funded solely by the NHS) – setting up frameworks, commercial agreements and rate cards with preferred suppliers of Care at Home, Nursing/Residential Homes, those with Learning Disabilities or Complex Care needs and IT infrastructure to support individual care packages as efficiently and appropriately as possible

Digital Interoperability (leading on behalf of Hampshire STP) the delivery of the Digital Roadmap including the Care and Health Interface Exchange, improvements of networks and Wi-Fi access, Online Consultation, GP IT equipment and support strategies

New Models of Care (e.g. Integrated Urgent Care, Extended Access and Out of Hospital Care

We have a range of expertise in the following areas:

  • EU Compliant Competitive procurement processes
  • Market Engagement and stimulation
  • Procurement Strategy and Options Appraisal
  • Risk Analysis and management
  • Contract writing / management
  • Trailing – procurement and evaluation
  • Negotiation
  • Legal Advice
  • Freedom of Information Act enquiries
  • Conflict of Interest management
  • Project, Transformation and Change management
  • Support the development of Business Cases, Benefits Realisation and bids for national monies (recently successfully supporting the bid for LAHCRE monies as one of only 3 STP’s nationally to receive this significant income to accelerate the development of the Care and Health Interface Exchange)

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