A Trip to London Client Meetings Post-COVID

Meeting Face-to-Face In today’s digital age, it’s never been easier to connect with people. With a phone, tablet, or laptop, everything you could ever need is at your fingertips. As the world was rocked by COVID-19, though, deflating every social and professional occasion down to a 40-minute call, the virtual world left something to be […]

The Role of Private Healthcare Within the NHS

Is there a place for private healthcare in the NHS? This topic has come into the spotlight again during the COVID-19 pandemic. Global scenes of health services overwhelmed and struggling to cope with the volume of seriously ill patients caused by COVID-19 enforced the government message of the importance of protecting our own NHS throughout […]

Life Expectancy – A Health Outcome Measure in Its Own Right

How poverty affects health and life expectancy Poverty is one of the leading causes of poor health and early death in the UK. Over the last decade, the gap in life expectancy has continued to widen as income equality has worsened. The facts are stark – if you are born in Blackpool, you are likely […]

The Difference Between Information and Intelligence

What’s the difference When conducting research in preparation for a bid, it’s easy to fall into the information versus intelligence trap. But what’s the difference? Information is just data, sometimes pulled together into a narrative. Information can help answer questions you might have in a tendering process, such as: What is the patient journey in […]

How Bid Planning can set you up to deliver a winning response

Why Should I Invest in Bid Planning? We understand that budgets can be tight, and spending extra money before you enter a business-critical bid cycle might not be appealing. However, investing in Plan can save you money long-term, improving the efficiency of your processes and resulting in higher quality bids.     Let’s break these […]

Why Care Homes Shut Their Doors During The Pandemic

  As the demand for care home availability increases alongside the ageing population and the high prevalence of Alzheimer’s and dementia, the ongoing COVID-19 circumstances have led to reduced care home capacity for this need. The total number of available care homes has reduced across the nation, resulting in an absence of care for vulnerable […]

The Challenges of Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) during COVID-19

  Despite children and adolescents being considerably less affected by the virus itself compared to older members of the population, the associated Public Health measures in response to COVID-19, such as social distancing, school closures, and isolation, have all substantially impacted their mental health. Directly correlating with an increase in mental health issues is a […]

The Growing Pressure on NHS Trusts

The pressure on NHS Trusts continues to grow at an alarming rate. This blog post investigates this pressure and explores how the ongoing unpredictability of COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc in healthcare Trusts around the country, with more than 20 reporting critical incidents during the first week of the new year.   Staff Resource For […]

Understanding The Importance of Competitor Research in Bid Planning

Competitor Research in Bid Planning As an organisation bidding for healthcare contracts, you’ll be up against competitors in the tendering process. Like other sectors, the healthcare industry can be crowded and competitive, so gaining insight into your competitors is vital to make your organisation stand out. Our effective, proven competitor research and gap analysis process […]

How the 2021 Budget Will Impact Both the NHS and the Healthcare Sector

The 2021 Budget Impact on the NHS and the Wider Healthcare Sector   Budget Priorities The government announced the budget spending plan this Autumn (2021) totalling £176.5bn, showing a 27% increase compared to the 2010 budget. There is much debate about what the budget should be spent on, with the NHS in England set to […]

What Does the Future Hold for Remote Working in the UK?

Is flexible working here to stay? As we have settled into our new offices in central Leeds over the last few months, our team has proven that flexible working is here to stay. Throughout the pandemic, we have been agile to everything thrown our way. Whilst the way we work has adapted, with virtual video […]