Educating and training the current and future generation of healthcare professionals is essential in order to respond to national and local NHS priorities.
Capsticks' Commercial team has a strong background of working with health education commissioners, Deaneries, universities and education providers on a variety of commercial and contracting matters. We have been instrumental in helping clients create a 'fit for purpose' system, aligned with the vision set out in the Health and Social Care Act and one that is supportive of the National agenda. We have also helped keep up to date various contract portfolios, as they have needed amending and supplementing over the years.
This experience, coupled with our strong public procurement expertise, means we are ideally placed to advise you on the education and training issues which are so relevant to your core business.
We have closely monitored the organisational and legislative changes that have taken place recently as SHAs have been dissolved and HEE and the LETBs have developed. As these all evolve in the new healthcare landscape, we aim to help your organisation make the right decisions to maintain sustainability and good practice, and also to enable you to have good and robust contents in place which protect you.
We can help you with:
- Advising education commissioners on the implementation of robust contractual mechanisms. Whether this relates to medical, dental, allied health or administrative professionals, we can help you to establish robust quality and performance monitoring mechanisms and maximise your education and training spend.
- Helping education providers secure payment commensurate with services provided. We work with education providers to draft bespoke contracts to ensure that they only take on the risks they are best placed to mitigate, and that relationships with universities and other placement providers are well managed and closely monitored. We also advise on liability and insurance issues related to rotation training arrangements.
- Advising following the restructuring of Deaneries and the introduction of HEE and the LETBs. We will help you choose the right structure, draft necessary documentation and advise you on service configuration and procurement issues and associated TUPE implications
- Working with universities and other providers to share administrative functions and pool resource
- Helping you consider placement provision issues and put in place insurance and indemnity arrangements to limit your exposure.
“Extremely approachable and available to provide advice when and however necessary. Co-operation between teams ensures comprehensive and seamless advice.”
Anne Mottram, Director of Corporate Affairs & Governance, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust