NHS England wishes to commission a Mental Health Leadership Programme for Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) General Practitioner leads for mental health in England, for delivery in 2014-15.
Through the South West CSU Procurement Team NHS England is inviting Expressions of Interest (EoI) from suitably qualified providers with the necessary capacity and capability (or a demonstrable ability to provide the necessary capacity and capability within the requisite timescale to deliver the programme.
- View the advert for the tender
- Download the Memorandum of Information for the Leadership Programme
- Download the Leadership Programme Outline
- The closing date for expressions of interest is 14 November, with applications to be made from 20th November (closing date 20 December)
- The provisional date for interviews is 10th January 2014
- For more information please go to https://tactica-live.advanced365.com/ctm/supplier/publictenders?B=TACTICA&OID=8&PU=1&LF=1.
The programme has as its focus the experience of living with mental health problems; and evidence-based standards, practice, and models of care delivered by clinical experts.
Using an action learning approach, the Programme will cover:
- needs assessment
- system redesign
- exemplar specifications, and
- the use of levers and mechanisms to drive improvement, culminating in the completion of local commissioning projects.
Tenders may be submitted for one or more of the following lots / geographical areas:
- North of England – GBP £293,800.00
- Midlands and East of England – GBP £323,200.00
- South of England – GBP £237,000.00
The provider(s) should be able to demonstrate evidence that they are able to deliver the following outcomes:
- strong engagement with Clinical Commissioning Group mental health GP commissioning leads;
- for participants, personal leadership development to deliver individuals’ roles in the short and medium term;
- creating leaders who are well-informed about new policies, support tools, innovations and best practice that supports need to support the commissioning role;
- developing mental health intelligence literacy to support evidence-based care pathway commissioning, manage performance (quality, safety, effectiveness an finance) of services with confidence, and improve Joint Strategic Needs Assessments;
- supporting improvements in the provision, quality and return on investment (ROI) of evidence based-interventions and commissioning of services to meet the needs of local populations;
- participants’ competency in using outcome tools and related outcome measures and indicators;
- real progress in the integration of physical and mental health;
- improving workforce planning and new models of training and dissemination of skills;
- increasing compliance with value-based, person-centred care pathway commissioning and provision;
- strengthened clinical leadership within primary care for mental health;
- raised understanding of mental health policies and the new NHS system and how to access resources for the benefit of mental health care, from primary prevention through to specialist services;
- increased knowledge about using mental health to inform the work of Clinical Commissioning Groups, development of local Joint Strategic Needs Assessments and information transparency
- improved local workforce planning for primary care mental health and specialist mental health services.
It is expected that the programme’s delivery should be characterised by:
- a values-based approach:
- holding the experience of people using services, and their carers/families at the heart of individual and group learning and development;
- contributions from people with lived experience, practitioners and clinicians;
- ensuring that diversity and equalities are reflected in all aspects of the programme;
- individual assessments of learning and development needs, building on previous learning and development opportunities;
- promoting and providing practical applications of knowledge and skills
- a reflective practice approach
- use of social media to support learning, for example via the knowledge portal https://mentalhealthpartnerships.com
- a modular approach, including an intensive residential component covering key topics, the epidemiology of conditions and implications; NICE-concordant treatment options and positive practice; defining ‘good outcomes’; using real-time case studies of commissioning and delivery solutions; learning from the lived experience of others and with honest appraisal of what has not worked
- completion of a project or assignment to tackle a local service commissioning or delivery issue, completing it with the support of the programme team and follow participants.
The closing date for submitting an Expression of Interest via the e-Procurement System Tactica portal https://tactica-live.advanced365.com is midday 14th November 2013