Health Centres

Health written question – answered on 15th July 2008.

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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 future regional workshops have been planned; and what the planned content is of each.

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

Workshops planned for the future are regional (strategic health authority (SHA) Level) evaluation process workshops and a London region programme overview workshop for London primary care trusts (PCTs). These will be held during the month of July 2008.

The planned content is as follows:

Evaluation Workshop:

overview of the evaluation/bidder selection process; pre-qualification questionnaire process overview and questions; key elements of the invitation to tender evaluation; invitation to tender requirements and weightings; and consolidating results evaluation results.

London Workshop 1:

overview of the equitable access to primary medical care programme; commercial and market management strategy overview; an understanding of the early steps of a procurement process (service design, affordability assessment, stakeholder engagement and procurement planning and publishing advertisements); and set out next steps and timeline for delivery for London PCTs.

All London PCTs have been invited to attend by London SHA.

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