Sustainability and transformation plans demand a system-based approach to commissioning. They will only succeed if commissioners and providers change both the way they think and change how they approach contracting.
The latest edition of PCC News Practice Management includes How to write the winning bid: responding to tenders and proposals, 2015/16 general practice NHS complaints procedure and new tips and mythbusters for GP practices.
Putting the strengths of your organisation across is never more important than when you are bidding to win new business. Yet in their proposals and responses to tenders, many health and care providers fail to do themselves justice and waste time and effort on unsuccessful bids.
This workshop will guide you through the process of writing a successful bid, from understanding what the commissioner is looking for to tips on how to make a compelling case for your organisation. You will also learn how to avoid some of the common pitfalls in the procurement process.
Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) manage conflicts of interest as part of their day-to-day activities. Effective handling of such conflicts is crucial for the maintenance of public trust in the commissioning system.
It also serves to give confidence to patients, providers, Parliament and tax payers that CCG commissioning decisions are robust, fair, transparent and offer value for money. Often the perception of conflict alone is enough to cause concern.
The latest edition of PCC News Commissioning includes CCG improvement and assessment framework supporting documents, Estates and technology transformation programme: guidance for CCGs and Conflicts of interest event.