Enable East manages successful bid process
The ‘Five Year Forward View for Mental Health’ highlighted the opportunity for secondary mental health service providers to manage budgets for specialised services, to reduce fragmented commissioning and improve care pathways. NHS Trusts across the South West were keen to pursue this, so Enable East initially wrote a discussion document to help them to consider how they could draw on their strengths and collaborate with each other to develop a future bid. When the tender for management of adult medium and low secure services was published, therefore, they were well placed to put together a partnership bid across the South West.
Within a timeframe of less than 3 weeks we helped to develop the bid by contributing to, editing and publishing the document. The bid was successful and the contract commenced in summer 2016.
The lead Trust said: ‘a huge thank you to those of you who have been involved – it would not have been possible to have produced such a high quality document without your ongoing support, contribution and encouragement.’