Three Tips for Writing a Successful APMS Bid

Three Tips for Writing a Successful APMS Bid

  At HealthBid we have plenty of experience in writing and reviewing APMS bids for our clients. With a large number of GPs operating under this type of arrangement, it is vital that primary care organisations understand how to write a great bid to either retain their current contract or look to expand into a new […]

Understanding Diabetes


Diabetes Risk Factors and Management   More than 4.9 million people in the UK are currently living with diabetes[i], a serious condition that occurs when an individual’s blood glucose (sugar) levels are too high. Type 1 and Type 2 are the two main types of diabetes, diagnosed in 8%[ii] and 90%[iii] of people with diabetes in the […]

60 Years of the Contraceptive Pill

Contraceptive Pills

60 years since the oral contraceptive pill became available on the NHS   Better known as ‘the pill’, oral contraceptives are used by 151 million people worldwide[i], typically falling into two main categories: Combined Oral Contraceptives (COCs), which contain two hormones – oestrogen and progestogen – and the Progestogen-only Pill (POP), also known as the […]

Integrated Care System Formation in a Pandemic


April 2021 marks the deadline for all of England to be part of an Integrated Care System (ICS), as outlined in the NHS Long Term Plan. With 29 ICSs already confirmed, the majority of England is covered, with 13 more geographical areas to finalise. The idea behind ICSs is to draw together NHS service providers, […]

Place-Based Care

Everything You Need To Know   Place-based care considers the needs of everyone in a locality, not just the most in-need. This means that care provision will differ between different areas in the UK, from urban to rural, from CCG to CCG. Health inequalities are not levelled by only focussing on the most in-need, but […]

Quicker, Safer, Cheaper?

The New Health and Social Care Network   If you provide services on behalf of the NHS – and you access or exchange information electronically as a part of that – then you’ve probably heard about the new Health and Social Care Network (HSCN). Succeeding the N3 network, the HSCN is intended to support more […]

Primary Care Networks

Their Place in Your Bid   As the Long Term Plan approaches its first birthday, completing its first year of ten, the recommendations it made are having an impact across the NHS. Primary Care Networks (also known as PCNs) are a key feature of the plan, and they are relevant to any bid which addresses […]

The Importance of the Pink & Red Team

At HealthBid, we are proud to manage bids via a proven methodology, which allows us to be flexible to client needs and resources. We have longstanding experience of supporting our clients in both Tranche 1 activity, including capture planning and initial win strategy design, and Tranche 2 – creating the bid itself. The nature of […]

Changes to the Board at HealthBid

Team work around a table

I’m pleased to announce a couple of changes to the Bidding Limited Board. Bidding Limited – which owns HealthBid – has been growing rapidly for the last few years, taking on new challenges and most importantly writing brilliant bids for our clients. It’s therefore time for us to grow as a Board. I am very […]

The Link Between Mood and the Weather

Blue sky

With the last few weeks seemingly seeing the sun a consistent presence here in Yorkshire and the rest of the UK, many of us may have noticed an uplift in our mood. Lots of us have been encouraged to venture outdoors and enjoy the sunshine during our lunch breaks, leaving us energised for the rest […]

Women in Healthcare

With today being International Women’s Day and a large proportion of the HealthBid Office made up of women, we’ve written a post on the incredible contribution that women have made over the course of the last two centuries to UK healthcare. From Elizabeth Garrett Anderson to Ruby Wax, we’ll be discussing the importance of these […]

New Win for HealthBid Client

Late last year, we had the opportunity to work with an established HealthBid client to shape elements of their response to a Healthy Lifestyles bid in the Midlands. This was a really enjoyable piece of work for a client with whom we have developed a great relationship; they trust us to deliver. We were able […]