Sector: Health in Justice
Client: Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Services provided: Bid preparation, bid writing support.
HealthcareBids has worked with Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust since June 2014 and has helped its Health in Justice team to win several integrated prison healthcare tenders.
Each prison healthcare service supports the holistic care needs of offenders, from reception to release or transfer. This requires a whole suite of services to be delivered for each prison, typically including primary care, mental health and learning disability, integrated substance misuse, dental services, optometry, pharmacy and medicines management, and sexual health and genitourinary services. Health promotion and prevention also play important roles within prison healthcare.
Successful Tender Submissions
HealthcareBids helped Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust develop the winning tenders for new integrated healthcare contracts for offenders at:
- HMP Whitemore, Cambridgeshire.
- HMP Littlehey. Cambridgeshire.
- HMP Bedford, Bedfordshire.
We also helped the Trust successfully defend its integrated healthcare contract at HMP Onley.
Gordon King, Deputy Director, Mental Health Services, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, said;
“We had tried for a number of years to secure additional prison healthcare contracts and, although we had come close, we hadn’t been selected as preferred bidder. Since HealthcareBids’ Sue Chescoe has been working with us, we have won three contracts in short succession and are looking forward to further success. She makes sure we are never complacent, and we have really benefited from her work ethic and standards.”