Multi-Agency team comprising six Unitary Authorities and two Primary Care NHS Trusts.
Veritas were contracted as the joint commissioning Manager to lead on the tendering and commissioning of a new multi-million pound community equipment service.
Veritas’ experienced Community Equipment Service specialists worked directly with all eight organisations to assess and document their individual objectives.
Working with nursing and Allied Health staff, General Practitioners, service users, carers, third sector partners and senior management within the various agencies; a Section 75 Pooled Budget Agreement was developed along with a detailed consolidated service specification.
By working with the partners and stakeholders to agree a specification, it was also possible to integrate some wider aims and work streams into the project, facilitating the growth of the service and achieving substantial efficiency savings across both health and social care sectors.
Liaison with the 8 legal and contracting departments was also an essential part of the project to draw up an agreement which was acceptable to all and reflected their differing sizes, roles and requirements.
As a key player in the commissioning process, Veritas chaired several strategic partnership and operational group meetings to develop operational policies, procedures and workflows essential to the successful establishment and operation of the service.
Veritas led the successful commissioning, procurement and tender of the equipment service supporting the successful bidder through the implementation process.
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