Experts in Commissioning, Contracting and Procurement

Blake Morgan is a nationally recognised expert in the commissioning of acute and specialised health services.

Our expert team has an unrivalled experience in the development and implementation of the commissioning, contracting and procurement of a wide range of acute, specialised and community services. We led the national development of new standard contracts for acute NHS services, and we have built on that experience with national work on the commissioning of Specialised and Highly Specialised services.

That expertise is supported by a very experienced Public Procurement team which has devised commercial and effective procurement solutions for commissioning highly complex health services.

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Main Areas Of Practice


Acute Commissioning and Contracting

Blake Morgan has unique experience in developing national contract models for Acute Health Services. We have developed contracting models that support best practice in balancing the need for clear service specifications and performance measures with a focus on patient safety and service improvement.

Specialised Services

We are acknowledged experts in the commissioning of Specialised Services in areas including cardiac, cancer and gene therapy. We have applied our expertise in acute contracting to Specialised and Highly Specialised Services, with complex combinations of advanced treatment drugs, surgery and highly skilled workforce solutions.

Community and Primary Care Services

Blake Morgan has significant experience in the commissioning of Community and Primary Care Services. These services are vital for the delivery of out-of-hospital services and better integration of community and primary care services, which is a key plank of the Long Term Plan.

Diagnostic Services

Blake Morgan has a particular expertise in the commissioning of Diagnostic services. Our experience includes commissioning of the key modalities including Ultra Sound, PET – CT, Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Linacs. We have supported national commissioning of these services and worked with service providers and manufacturers of key equipment.

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Our Clients


Our clients include the whole spectrum of commissioners, local and national service providers, both NHS and independent, and equipment manufacturers.

Increasingly we have been working with groups or alliances of commissioners and providers as services are commissioned at scale.

Highlights


We acted for NHS England in the first successful defence of a challenge to its policy for the commissioning of these services as part of the national programme for improved access. - National Commissioning of Stereotactic Radiosurgery


As part of a London-wide review and reorganisation of Cardiac and Cancer Services we acted on the transfer and reorganisation of these services providing improved access to them. - Commissioning of Specialised Cardiac and Cancer Services in London


We have acted for several providers from NHS Trusts to Community and Primary Care Social Enterprises on bids and awards of community and primary services including detailed procurement and contracting advice. - Commissioning of Community and Primary Care Services


Our Experts


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