Richard was able to offer structured and responsive support to Refugee Action and Refugee Forum in Nottingham to help us positively respond to an NHS contract opportunity. The assistance Richard provided helped both organisations to put together a successful bid through to the point of contract award on our first NHS contracts. We learned a tremendous amount from our work with Richard and work recommend his services to other organisations grappling with the commissioning process.
East Midlands Area Manager, Refugee Action
As all not for profit organisations will know the current climate of public sector spending cuts is making life difficult for most providers delivering public services. These difficulties are particularly acute in health and social care.
In our experience many community focussed organisations have much to contribute to the public service delivery agenda but perhaps are unfamiliar with the language, culture and systems attached to the commissioning process.
At ConnectMore we offer support packages to demystify the commissioning process and help you to proactively prepare to get contract ready.
Our training and mentoring programmes to help organisations get to grips with the language, culture and systems surrounding commissioning.
The support is currently on offer for organisations wishing to learn about commissioning processes and includes:
Here is what some not for profit organisations have said about our work:
It is handy having Richard as a point of contact to refer new ideas and to understand the different (and complex) levels of management with NHS - with particular reference to the commissioning structure.
We attended a very good training session which dealt with every aspect of the commissioning process and there was a Commissioning Manager present who could answer questions and feed back.