Case Study: Bury Local Authority
Bury Local Authority agreed to trial the new Commissioning Model and in April 2018, moved all its locally commissioned services to the pilot version of the GM local pharmacy services contract.
The services include:
The LPCs, CHL and GM HSCP worked with the Local Authority to transfer its current services, which were largely being recorded on paper, over to web-based modules hosted on the GMHSCP PharmOutcomes licence.
“It fits in strategically with everything that we are trying to do. A big part of Local Care Organisation (LCO) development and conversations is streamlining processes. We are trailblazing a new way of working… the ability to commission multiple services through one contract has reduced bureaucracy, and now we don’t have an industry of contract management”
(Head of Delivery, Together 4 Bury)
Feedback from Bury Local Authority: Benefits
“CHL is super-efficient”
(Public Health Programme Lead, Bury Council)
“Responsiveness is great… The professionalism has been really beneficial”
(Provider Relationship Lead, Bury Council)
Due to the good relationship between the two organisations, CHL has also been commissioned by Bury Council to develop and project-manage an additional service pilot.
Based on CHL’s experience in working closely with the Bury team and a number of other organisations, a comprehensive plan and process has been put into place to ensure that Commissioners experience a smooth transition to the new Commissioning Model and arrangements.
A New Commissioning Solution – Bury Local Authority Case Study
The GMHSCP Pharmacy Team has developed a contract for streamlined commissioning and delivery of local pharmaceutical services. This has been achieved through collaborative working with partners from the Local Pharmaceutical Committees (LPCs), the community pharmacy provider arm in GM, CPGM Healthcare Ltd and the Pharmacy Local Professional Network. The delivery of services commissioned via the locality pharmacy services contract is also supported by GM Healthcare Academy and also supports a Lead Provider Model.