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Photo of Andrew Lansley Andrew Lansley Shadow Secretary of State for Health

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Answer of 19 May 2008, Official Report, column 119W, on health centres, on what dates regional workshops have been held; and if he will place in the Library copies of the (a) agenda, (b) minutes and (c) other papers for each of these workshops.

Photo of Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (South West), The Minister of State, Department of Health

The following table shows dates of regional workshops held to date.

Agendas and generic presentations for Workshop 1, Workshop 2, Evaluation workshops and Finance workshops are available on the Department's website at:

www.dh.gov.uk/en/Procurementandproposals/Procurement/ProcurementatPCTs/DH_081031#_20

Papers for all future workshops will also be available on the Department's website.

Workshops held to date are detailed in the following table:

Workshop Aim/topics/content Invitees
Programme launch
13 December 2007 National Programme Launch Conference on Local Procurements—Equitable Access to Primary Medical Care (EAPMC) Provide an understanding of: Policy around Access to Primary Medical Care. Primary care trust (PCT) Procurement Framework and the website. What a Procurement Framework is. Level of support provided by the Department. All PCTs and strategic health authorities (SHAs)
Workshop 1—Procurement Planning to Advert Stage
17 January 2008 Yorks and Humber Strategic Health Authority (SHA) Workshop 1 Provide an understanding of: Procurement processes and initiation of procurement. Covered PCT project specification to advert stage.(1) Regional SHAs and respective PCTs(2)
23 January 2008 East of England SHA Workshop 1 (1) (2)
24 January 2008 North East SHA Workshop 1 (1) (2)
30 January 2008 North West SHA Workshop 1 (1) (2)
31 January 2008 West Midlands SHA Workshop 1 (1) (2)
4 February 2008 South West SHA Workshop 1 (1) (2)
14 February 2008 South East Coast SHA Workshop 1 (1) (2)
Knowledge Share Workshops— Deve loping Commercial and Legal Understanding
19 February 2008 Legal Workshop Introduction to Equitable Access in primary medical care. Legal and Contract aspects. Selected PCTs and SHAs.
26 February 2008 Commercial Workshop Introduction to Proper Balance between: Quality, Value and Safety. Selected PCTs and SHAs.
Procurement Hub Workshop
4 March 2008 Provide an understanding of: Procurement/Commercial Strategy. Bidder Management. Collaborative Procurement Hubs
Workshop 2—ITT Stage
15 April 2008 South West SHA Workshop 2 Provide an understanding of: Commercial principles that inform the Invitation to Tender (ITT) for GP Practices and Health Centres. How to adapt template documents to meet PCT needs. Building Clinical Quality Requirements into the Contract.(3) Regional SHAs and respective PCTs(4)
16 April 2008 South East SHA Workshop 2 (3) (4)
22 April 2008 South Central Workshop 2 (3) (4)
23 April 2008 Yorkshire and Humber SHA Workshop 2 (3) (4)
29 April 2008 West Midlands SHA Workshop 2 (3) (4)
30 April 2008 North West SHA Workshop 2 (3) (4)
1 May 2008 East of England SHA Workshop 2 (3) (4)
7 May 2008 North East SHA Workshop 2 (3) (4)
Finance Workshops—Affordability Review and Financial Model Template
21 April 2008 South West SHA Affordability Model and Financial Model Template (FMT) Understanding the FMT and Affordability Models and how to adapt the FMT to meet PCT needs(5) Regional SHAs and respective PCTs(6)
13 May 2008 Yorkshire and Humber SHA Affordability Model and FMT (5) (6)
21 May 2008 East Midlands SHA Affordability Model and FMT (5) (6)
3 June 2008 West Midlands SHA Affordability Model and FMT (5) (6)
5 June 2008 South Central SHA Affordability Model and FMT (5) (6)
6 June 2008 North West SHA Affordability Model and FMT (5) (6)
10 June 2008 East of England Affordability Model and FMT (5) (6)
12 June 2008 North East Affordability Model and FMT (5) (6)
Evaluation Workshops
21 May 2008 North West SHA Evaluation Workshop Provide an enhanced understanding of: Bidder selection process. Key elements of the ITT evaluation. ITT Requirements and Weightings. Consolidation Results.(7) Regional SHAs and respective PCTs(8)
17 June 2008 South West (7) (8)
19 June 2008 East of England (7) (8)
25 June 2008 South East Coast (7) (8)
3 July 2008 North East (7) (8)
9 July 2008 Yorkshire and Humber (7) (8)

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