Community breast screening service

Sector: Community health
Client: InHealth Group
Services provided: Bid preparation, bid writing

Benefits delivered

HealthcareBids helped InHealth prepare its tender for breast screening services in London. HealthcareBids worked with InHealth’s team to develop and articulate its service proposition and highlight its unique strengths. InHealth won the tender.

Project summary

InHealth is a major provider of diagnostic services and healthcare solutions across the UK and Ireland. Breast screening is an important and growing service line.

The Invitation to Tender

NHS England published an invitation to tender (ITT) for Breast Screening Services in London. At the time, London had the lowest breast screening coverage in the country, driven by factors such as high population mobility and commuting habits. In particular, many women lived in one London borough but worked in a different borough. These women would often find it impractical to accept an invitation for a day-time screening at a site close to their home address. The commissioners were keen to address this, including through more flexible provision.

The commissioners also wanted to reduce variation in practice and operational protocols between existing providers and to increase service resilience. InHealth believed its model would meet all the requirements within the ITT and asked HealthcareBids to assist in the preparation of its tender for the breast screening service.

Preparing the Tender

The tender leveraged InHealth’s experience of providing the breast screening service in North and East Devon. It also stressed the local knowledge gained through supporting diagnostic imaging services from 50 locations across London. HealthcareBids worked closely with the InHealth team to develop and articulate a service proposition which addressed all aspects of the service specification and stressed the organisation’s unique strengths.

We were delighted when InHealth was announced as the preferred bidder for the two North London lots.

Sue Mayhew, Pathway Development Director, InHealth Group said;

“It was a pleasure to work with HealthcareBids on this tender. They helped us to turn around a very high quality response within a short timescale, exhibiting high levels of expertise, professionalism and energy.”

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