Infrastructure + Change Methodology = Sustainable Transformation
As an accredited supplier on the national NHS England Health Systems Support Framework (HSSF), Connect Health is a leading NHS community healthcare provider with a proven transformation and mobilisation model.
Our innovative services and infrastructure:
- minimise waste;
- achieve 30% service efficiency across transformed clinical services;
- reduce waiting times;
- achieve better outcomes;
- relieve increasing pressures on primary and secondary care.
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Being seen in the right place, at the right time, by the right clinician
Connect Health’s services are wholly designed to focus on the patient experience and what really makes a difference to them.
Health Systems Support Framework
Connect Health is an accredited supplier on the national NHS England Health Systems Support Framework (HSSF) offering services in the categories “Patient Empowerment and Activation” and “Transformation and Change”.
Scope of the HSSF
The HSSF has been structured around three areas as follows, which Connect Health offering services under the third category:
- Infrastructure: encompassing EPR and place-based digitalisation; health information exchange and interoperability hubs; and primary care IT support and cyber security;
- Intelligence: population health analytics and digital tools for system modelling, actuarial assessment, planning, research, risk stratification and impactability, decision support and surveys;
- Impact and Intervention: transformation and change; patient empowerment and activation; and system optimisation (including demand management and capacity planning, system assurance and medicines management).
Outsourced Clinical Services framework
Connect Health is an accredited supplier on the Outsourced Clinical Services framework, developed by NHS Shared Business Services.
It provides an OJEU compliant route to market for approved organisations to procure quality, value for money clinical services. The services offered by Connect Health under the framework include orthopaedics (triage and waiting list reduction), pain management, physiotherapy, MSK, rheumatology and occupational physiotherapy services across the UK.
The Outsourced Clinical Services framework offers the NHS the following benefits:
- Ability to Purchase Additional Clinical Capacity– allowing patients to be seen and treated within compliant time frames
- Waiting List Reduction – enabling waiting lists to be reduced by allowing patients to be seen and treated by an alternative provider
- Wide range of Providers, Specialities and Services
- Supplier Flexibility – allowing freedom and flexibility to choose the suppliers they wish and Direct Award within the remit of the Agreement
- OJEU Avoidance – A detailed procurement exercise has taken place, saving valuable time and money in the procurement process
- Agile Framework – The appointed suppliers will be able to bring forward new products and services throughout the life of the agreement
Hertfordshire Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Counselling Service framework
Connect Health is delighted to be part of the Hertfordshire Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Counselling Service Framework. Working in partnership with other IAPT providers, Connect Health delivers free IAPT compliant counselling for adults and young people aged sixteen and over living in Hertfordshire with common mental health problems.
From early May 2021 our team of specially trained counsellors will be offering timely appointments for counselling. The service will initially be offered via remote sessions, and as COVID restrictions are relaxed, there will be access to face to face and group sessions at a range of accessible locations throughout Hertfordshire.
Referrals and appointments can be arranged though GPs and Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) IAPT Service.
Further information including contact details and how to make a referral will be published ahead of the service going live.