Attain supports organisations to improve people’s wellbeing and care. 

We deliver in partnership with health and social care organisations to transform and continually improve the planning, design and delivery of services. To us this means making the most of finite resources to deliver services that improve people’s quality of life.

Our team is united in its values and commitment to person-centred care and wellbeing. Our people and their experience brings together the best of the public and private sector. We have deep design, implementation, clinical and technical skills, proven through our track record.

We are committed to delivering value to the public sector and cap our profits at 12%. The company is owned by staff, with wide employee share ownership.

What our customers say about us

heartbeat alliance logo“I have been impressed by the professionalism, dedication and dogged perseverance and determination of the team. They have demonstrated excellent skills which we depend on for technical solutions and unblocking seemingly closed routes to success. They’ve both become solid members of our team and are seen by member practices as being fully embedded in the organisation.”

Heartbeat AllianceStephen Brown, Chief Executive Heartbeat Alliance (a PMCF pioneer)

Client logo“The Attain team were initially commissioned to support the CCGs on a review of services within Northern Lincolnshire, but they quickly recognised the need to work across both Commissioner and Provider organisations to ensure effective clinical engagement and to support the delivery of a comprehensive piece of work. The team have brought an objective perspective to the local programme of work and have ensured that Commissioner and Provider work links together.”

Northern Lincolnshire & Goole NHS Foundation TrustAngie Smithson, Chief Operating Officer

Client logo“The Medium/Low Secure Services project was awarded the GO Award for Collaborative Procurement Initiative of the Year Award in 2012. With Attain’s support the project achieved a competitive, ‘approved’ list of providers with standard specifications and terms and conditions. The initial financial benefit to NHS Wales was £4.7m whilst improving patient care and reducing risks.”

NHS WalesShane Mills, Clinical Lead, Secure Services Contract Team

Client logo“It’s been great working alongside Attain colleagues for the past few months. They have brought another dimension to the service with their significant healthcare procurement experience and commercial outlook, which has certainly helped build confidence across the customer base and created a solid foundation on which the service can build.”

NHS Central Eastern Commissioning Support UnitSarah Clark, Procurement Team Leader

“Attain have yet again provided a consistently excellent service. Their procurement of an integrated drug treatment system for Derby City in 2012 was outstandingly professional with respect to process and customer service. The support offered, systems used and procurement structure employed have resulted in a cost effective and efficient drug treatment system that is already demonstrating significant benefits for the people of Derby. Attain are not only high performing, but have been an essential value-adding component to the commissioning of health and social care in our city.”

Public Health EnglandAssistant Director (Substance Misuse)

Client logo“Knowledgeable and always on top of change”

NHS Southern Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group

“Experienced team who have the knowledge to ask the right question, in the right way, at the right time.”

NHS South West London Clinical Commissioning GroupTask & Finish Group for Continuing Healthcare

Client logo“Our partnership working with colleagues from Attain has enhanced our capacity to deliver at scale and pace and further improve our commercial edge and customer focus.”

NHS North Yorkshire and Humber Commissioning Support UnitJo Gaunt, Head of Service Delivery & Assurance

“Attain made it happen!”

NHS Swale Clinical Commissioning GroupTask & Finish Group for Intermediate Care

Client logo“We used Attain to produce our 5 year Mental Health Strategy: setting out how we will transform mental health services for adults so that they are an integral part our approach to improving overall health and wellbeing for Bassetlaw people. We were impressed by how the Attain team worked alongside our own people, service users and partners to produce a dynamic outcomes and delivery framework, as well as outline specifications and actions for the future.”

NHS Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning GroupPhil Mettam, Chief Officer

Client logo“NHS Rotherham CCG commissioned Attain to review our services for Learning Disabilities, Mental Health and CAMHs services. Within weeks Attain had a high quality team in place to support us. Attain have consistently operated to high professional standards and their work has consistently met our expectations.”

NHS Rotherham Clinical Commissioning GroupChris Edwards, Chief Officer (Accountable Officer)

Client logo“Attain have been working with the council to support the journey we have been making to strengthen our partnership with the CCG. They have also provided resource to manage a complex area of our Adult Social Care service. Whether developing strategic solutions to complex issues or delivering quality operational leadership, I have been impressed with the calibre of their staff and the quality of their work.”

City of York CouncilStewart Halliday, Assistant Director Transformation & Change

Client logo“I would just like to say a huge thanks for all of your hard work with the Healthy Lives Healthy Future project. We’ve moved on so much over the last 12 months thanks to your leadership.”

NHS North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning GroupDr Peter Melton, Clinical Chief Officer

Client logo“Attain have worked with North Yorkshire and Humber CSU and subsequently Yorkshire and Humber CSU for the last three years, supplying embedded staff in key roles, including Commercial Director, to guide the development and growth of the business. Key achievements include the development of the CSU strategic and business plan, enabling the CSU to pass through all required stage gates to achieve authorisation from NHS England. Attain also helped to support the cultural change within the organisation, towards a more commercial and customer focus. I have no hesitation in recommending Attain as excellent commercial advisors, able to support organisations in all commercial areas, from business model development to financial turnaround.”

Yorkshire & Humber Commissioning SupportMaddy Ruff, Managing Director

Client logo“Kevin Edwards is an exceptional individual, valued as a member of our team rather than as a member of another organisation. His professional but practical advice and knowledge has ensured that staff, clinicians and board members are confident to accept his recommendations.

Kevin provides a broad range of services to the CCG such as commercial awareness, technical procurement and market development advice and knowledge exchange. He is pragmatic, flexible and a team player who will go out of his way to help others. He is not precious about sharing his knowledge and experience which has enabled our staff to develop their procurement skills with confidence.”

North East Essex Clinical Commissioning GroupSam Hepplewhite, Accountable Officer

Vale of York CCG logo“Attain have supported our integration and service development programme for over two years.  Their blend of experience across procurement, strategy and programme management has played a key role in the development and implementation of our ambitious plans.”

NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning GroupFiona Bell, Deputy Chief Operating Officer/Innovation Lead

Client logo“I just wanted to thank Attain personally for your input and for your continued commitment to this project. It really is invaluable and we would not have got to where we are so far without your help. Our due diligence and milestones submissions were reported to be one of the best nationally which is great – well done and thank you very much.”

Heartbeat AllianceStephen Brown, Chief Executive Heartbeat Alliance

Wigan Borough CCG logo“Attain are a fantastic organisation to work with. Their staff are highly skilled and knowledgeable and they worked hard to ensure that they understood and delivered exactly what we wanted. Attain undertook a significant piece of work for us, analysing line by line our acute contract and discovered around £69million worth of services that could potentially be delivered within the community. This work has formed the backbone of our five year plan, and as a consequence of this work we have re-engaged Attain on many occasions as a commissioning partner. One of the unique aspects of Attain is their public service ethos, and as such their pricing structure is truly competitive. I would recommend Attain to any NHS organisation requiring high quality commissioning support delivered with the right attitude and commitment that truly provides excellent value for money.”

Wigan Borough Clinical Commissioning GroupJohn Marshall, Associate Director of Strategy and Collaboration

Wakefield CCG logo“Trusted, professional colleagues to partner with in supporting our challenging transformation agenda.”

Wakefield Clinical Commissioning GroupPat Keane, Director of Strategy and Organisational Design

Mid Essex CCG logo“The document is wonderful; Attain’s input has been invaluable and really appreciated. We are in a much stronger position now to improve cancer services in Mid Essex.”

Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning GroupLiz Towers, GP and Cancer Lead

West London CCG logoI have been really impressed by many members of the [Attain] team and the general approach of the organisation. In fact, I would say that I have never worked with a more dedicated group of individuals. The team supported the project from business planning through to delivering an innovative service in bespoke premises… The team had a clear strategy and worked with extraordinary energy to keep on top of all of the threads of this complex project. Attain have helped us to keep the project focused and we have met tight deadlines. I would not hesitate in recommending the team at Attain. I really hope that I have the opportunity to work with the them again in the future.

West London CCG Board GP and Clinical Lead for Whole Systems Integrated CareDr Richard Hooker

East Riding of Yorkshire CCG“We like to use Attain as they deliver; they get stuck in with delivery rather than simply telling the CCG what to do.”

East Riding of Yorkshire CCGRichard Dodson, Chief Finance Officer

Hull City Council logoHull Health and Wellbeing Board has set an ambitious vision for the city – a city where everyone has the opportunity to live a healthier and longer life and where children and young people will have the best start in life.

The transfer of commissioning responsibilities for services for 0–5 years from NHS England to the Hull City Council has provided us with an opportunity to further strengthen primary prevention, health promotion and early help to improve health outcomes for children, young people and families across Hull through the development of a 0–19 integrated public health model.

I am delighted to be working with Attain on this exciting service transformation. Attain has enabled us to translate our vision into action and delivery. By providing a tailored and supportive PMO function, I am confident that we have definition, structure, governance and management to deliver the project within the very challenging timescales. The quality, rigour and responsiveness of Attain’s approach has been an asset to our team.

Hull City CouncilJulia Weldon, Director of Public Health