Leading independent consultancy PPL has been formally invited to join the framework agreement of The Elis Group of six[i] leading Commissioning Support Units (CSUs).
Combined these CSUs provide services to over 90 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), that manage primary care commissioning, including holding the NHS Contracts for GP practices for over 24 million people in the UK. In addition, the Elis Group deliver services to other organisations such as NHS England, local authorities and provider organisations both within and outside of the NHS.
The framework has been designed to ensure that CSUs are well placed to benefit from the NHS England’s national Lead Provider Framework (LPF) agreement for commissioning support services. It complements the Consultancy One framework and enables CCGs to purchase commissioning support from PPL and others efficiently while introducing quality criteria and minimum standards to the market. The Elis Group will utilise both frameworks to ensure that the best possible skill match is always provided for patients with their health care.
The framework offers a unique opportunity for the CSUs and providers to respond to demand, at pace and to high quality. At the same time, the Elis Group will play a lead role in gathering and disseminating learning about innovative and scalable local projects and programmes to drive improvement and grow impact.
PPL is one of only 5 providers that have been awarded a place in all five areas of the framework. This includes providing expertise and capacity in the following areas:
· Needs assessment: including health needs assessments and equalities impact assessments;
· Best practice advice: including evidence reviews and evidence based care pathway redesign;
· Patient and public engagement: including the delivery of programmes for patient and public involvement in service and organisational change across health and social care systems;
· Organisational development: development of organisation development strategies, and design and delivery of activities to support teams within organisations; and
· System development: supporting strategic change within and across health and social care systems, and design and delivery of activities to develop effective clinical and public engagement in system wide change.
PPL’s co-founder Simon Morioka said about the successful bid “We’re delighted to have been appointed to the framework. We have considerable experience in public service transformation and this is an exciting opportunity to work with the six CSUs to deliver for health and care service users.”
[i] The six CSUs: NHS NEL CSU; NHS Staffordshire & Lancashire CSU; NHS North of England CSU; NHS South West CSU; NHS Cheshire& Merseyside CSU; and NHS South CSU