One of the largest Primary Care Trusts in England
Veritas was contracted to manage the development and implementation of a coordinated commissioning strategy which would ensure that individual programmes were delivered in line with agreed outcomes, financial parameters and performance targets.
The objective of the new strategy was to introduce an energetic and proactive approach to commissioning that delivered improved quality services for patients across the county whilst helping the PCT to achieve cost reductions of nearly £50 million.
Upon commencing the project, Veritas assumed direct responsibility for the development and commissioning of an agreed portfolio of work programmes and planning frameworks at both county and local level. In taking an assertive role Veritas could ensure effective co-ordination with the local health and social care planning process and translate national service frameworks into local action.
Veritas worked closely with PCT colleagues, senior management, clinicians and partners in other organisations, to ensure a collaborative approach was taken to the strategic planning, development and commissioning of services.
Complex and sensitive service change information was presented to stakeholders, taking account of their views in order to influence the future delivery of services.
During the project, Veritas also represented the PCT in multi-agency meetings at area, county and Strategic Health Authority level.
The outcome of the work saw Veritas develop mechanisms which facilitated involvement of patients and the public in the development and monitoring of services. New work programmes were prioritised which helped develop integrated care pathways, facilitate innovation and modernise prevention, treatment and care.
The new strategy contributed significantly to the £50million PCT cost reduction target.
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