Contract management – case studies

Non-Emergency Patient Transport Services (NEPTS)

Sussex CCGs

Overview

During 2015 a contract for Sussex NEPTS – transport of eligible patients to, from and between a range of healthcare sites for treatment was awarded. The service was jointly commissioned by the seven Sussex CCGs and went live in April 2016

Contract management support

NHS Vale of York CCG

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Overview

NHS Vale of York CCG had a requirement, between June and August 2013, to demonstrate improved grip and robust contract management of contracts held with their key local providers and to provide assurance to their Governing Body that the CCG was robustly managing its providers.

RTT lead and head of contracting, performance and BI

NHS Wakefield CCG

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Overview

NHS Wakefield CCG identified the need for:

  • An individual to lead the delivery of the RTT 18 week constitutional requirement (from September 2014 to March 2015), to closely manage the main provider and translate waiting list initiatives into tangible reductions in the numbers of patients waiting over 18 weeks for treatment.
  • An embedded head of service to cover the vacant position of Head of Contracting, Performance & BI (from March 2015 to November 2015). A natural step from RTT Lead knowing the issues in the area and stepping in to deliver the day to day and contracting round needs of the department and CCG as well as managing a team of NHS staff.