Attain supports organisations to improve people’s wellbeing and care

Through consulting, programme delivery and embedded resources, we work with health and social care organisations to transform and continually improve the planning, design and delivery of care services. We work with leaders, managers and clinicians in the health and social care sectors to make the most of finite resources to deliver services that improve people’s quality of life.

Who are Attain?

  • We deliver in partnership with health and social care organisations to transform and continually improve the planning, design and delivery of services.
  • We have a clarity of purpose – transforming care and improving outcomes – we don’t do anything else.
  • We are here for the long haul, from strategy and design to on-going delivery: 75% of our clients have had our support in long-term programmes of greater than 12 months.
  • 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.
  • We are united in our values and commitment to person-centred care and wellbeing.
  • Our nationwide team bring together the best of the public and private sector. We have deep design, implementation, clinical and technical skills, proven through our track record.

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What our customers say about us

“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)

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust“The Attain team were invited in to help us deliver significant transformational change in a clinical setting. The high quality team was cohesive, proactive and energised about the service they deliver. Their approach puts the patient at the centre of everything they do, wrapped around system thinking. In our experience Attain is the best external review team we’ve ever worked with and we would have no hesitation in recommending their services.”

Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation TrustDeputy Medical Director

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“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“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“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)

“Attain is the best external review team we’ve ever worked with. They’ve engaged all our staff and helped us understand what we need to do next.”

Acute Foundation TrustAssociate Medical Director

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

“Attain worked through a complex set of issues with a diverse set of clinicians and managers, smoothly and effectively. They delivered the brief comprehensively and to time, and were a pleasure to work with.”

Acute Foundation Trust, LondonDirector of Strategy

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

Hull City Council logo“Hull 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

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

West London CCG logo“I 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

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