Awards

As a professional services organisation that supports health and care systems, the quality of our services and our reputation are important to us. We have established a track record of delivering high quality, value-for-money services at pace, which has been recognised with numerous awards of which we are extremely proud.

Click on the titles below to read about some of our achievements in healthcare commissioning awards.

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Highly Commended – Outstanding Procurement Initiative for the Public Finance Innovation Awards

Attain’s CCG customers across Essex were Highly Commended in the Outstanding Procurement Initiative for the Public Finance Innovation Awards. This was for their Collaborative Procurement Project with the three local authorities in Essex for integrating Children’s Emotional Health and Wellbeing Services across the area.

Attain provided commercial advice and procurement delivery throughout the project, headed by Sarah Clark, which brought together CCG and local authority leads across Essex to commission an integrated Children’s Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service under a single contract.

Read more about the project here…

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Innovation Award – Yorkshire and Humber HfMA annual conference, January 2017

Lindsay Springall, Senior Manager at Attain, and NHS Vale of York CCG won the innovation award at the Yorkshire and Humber HfMA annual conference in January 2017. The award was associated with the CCG’ss recently re-procured community equipment and wheelchair services.

Read more about the project here…

HSJ value in healthcare awards

HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2015 – Highly commended

Attain, in conjunction with NHS Luton Clinical Commissioning Group, was highly commended by the HSJ Value in Healthcare Award 2015 in the Value and Improvement in Procurement Award. This major programme of work integrates out of hospital services to achieve improved outcomes for the people of Luton.

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HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2014 – Highly commended

Attain, in conjunction with NHS Central Eastern Commissioning Support Unit, was highly commended by the HSJ Value in Healthcare Award 2014 in the Value and Improvement in Procurement Award. This involved the development of an Integrated Pathway Hub to reduce Diabetes for residents in North East Essex.

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HSJ Efficiency Award 2013

In 2013 Attain’s customer NHS Wales received a HSJ Efficiency Award  for the commissioning and procurement of mental health services. HSJ judges’ comments saw the project as ‘delivering significant cash savings throughout Wales and demonstrating the huge benefits for patients and taxpayers this approach can bring. There would appear to be potential [to apply it] in mental health and social care in the rest of the UK.’

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National GO Awards 2012 – Winner – Collaborative Procurement Initiative of the Year Award in Health and Social Care

Attain provided strategic advice to NHS Wales for the commissioning and procurement of mental health services for the population of Wales. Activities included: (i) review of quality standards and patient outcomes, (ii) service specification development, (iii) commercial options development and (iv) implementation – procurement, provider contract management and internal policy development.

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Health and Social Care Awards 2010 – Finalist – Excellence in Commissioning

A member of our team led delivery of all elements of the commissioning cycle to implement a new GP out of hours and urgent care service. This work delivered financial savings of 25% year on year while delivering improved quality of service through vertical integration.

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MCA Management Awards 2010

Members of the Attain team developed a Capability Assessment for PCT staff, evaluating current capability across key themes of maturity, covering various aspects of the commissioning and procurement cycle – identifying key capability pressure points and opportunities for development.

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National GO Awards 2010 – Winner – Best Collaborative Initiative

Having engaged five PCTs in the East Midlands a member of our team re-designed the entire commercial infrastructure for Care Home Market, including the development of a robust service specification, quality monitoring tool and pricing model to achieve savings of £3m.

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Regional Excellence Special Category Award 2009 – Finalist – Lean Efficiency

A member of the Attain team reviewed internal processes associated with Continuing Healthcare commissioning incorporating Lean/Demand Management principles. This led to process efficiencies of £708k.

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Procurement Leaders Awards 2009

Members of the Attain team commissioned regional GP services as part of the Equitable Access to Primary Medical Care initiative by taking an inclusive, cross-functional approach. We undertook market analysis, public health consultation, specification development, financial analysis ensuring that the services commissioned represented optimum value for money across fourteen separate agreements.

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National CIPS Supply Management Awards 2009 – Winner – Best use of technology

The team developed a unique-to-healthcare solution for a secure, web-based, password protected, interactive demand management tool. The tool was developed specifically to further support the delivery of the project’s objectives and enable access by both providers and commissioners, without the need for specialist software.

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National Independent Healthcare Awards 2008 – Winner – Best Public & Private Partnership

A member of our team developed a new care pathway for an under-served client group for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, enabling patients to return to community-based placements whilst introducing an innovative risk-sharing public-private sector partnership framework.

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CIPS Supply Management Awards 2008

The Attain team actively engaged stakeholders to deliver ‘approved provider’ contracts for low secure Mental Health services, for four new specifically created patient pathways, offering choice, safety, quality and value for the commissioners.

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Sunday Times and Management Consulting Association 2007 – Winner – Change Management Consultant of the Year

Helen Pyecroft, an Associate Director at Attain, won the Change Management Consultant of the Year award in 2007 for her work supporting a central government department to prioritise its major change programmes and the NHS in rolling out a new approach to procurement. Helen worked with the Purchasing & Supply Agency to design, develop and roll-out a nation-wide approach to NHS procurement – including working with a team to develop good practice guidance in contract management, clinical transformation and supply chain.