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NHS Cheshire CCG

Smart templates for GP clinical systems with integrated and localised information copy

4 Incomplete applications

3 SME, 1 large

5 Completed applications

4 SME, 1 large

Important dates

Thursday 17 September 2020
Deadline for asking questions
Monday 21 September 2020 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Thursday 24 September 2020 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Product manager
Summary of the work
Cheshire CCG are looking for suppliers to provide a digital solution for their practices with the clinical system EMIS Web. This should be a dynamic tool which provides localised guidance, best practice evidence and supports the GP Forward view.
Latest start date
Tuesday 1 December 2020
Expected contract length
1 year
North West England
Organisation the work is for
NHS Cheshire CCG
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
We will have discussions with suppliers regarding the requirements and feasibility of these.
Who the specialist will work with
The supplier will be working with commissioners, clinicians and medicines management teams from the CCG. They will also be working directly with practices to undertake training and support once the solution has been developed.
What the specialist will work on
The work will be a mixture of local visits and liaison to understand requirements, remote deployment onto GP clinical systems and local training to engage and embed the tools in every day practice.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Across the boundaries of Cheshire CCG
Working arrangements
The work will involve regular meetings with the CCG and the supplier to understand the requirements and to show the finalised work for comment and feedback. In light of COVID much of this will be undertaken remotely, but face to face will be used if restrictions and circumstances allow. The work will also involve training with practices. Installation of the tools will be expected to take place remotely. We expect practices to be supported by videos and online training where needed, but remote or face to face training will also be required.
Security clearance
Any members of staff working for the supplier must have DBS checks and confidentiality clauses within their contracts. We expect the supplier itself to be registered with the Data Security and Protection toolkit, have access to the secure HSCN network.

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
The suppliers will need to state overall price for the product and support.

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate suppliers’ technical competence.

Essential skills and experience
  • The supplier must have demonstrable experience of optimising EMIS Web
  • Have experience of widespread deployment of digital solutions
  • Provide clinician led development, interaction with the CCG and training to practices
  • A clear process of clinical governance to support ongoing development of resources
  • The supplier must be experienced at using EMIS Web templates, concepts, protocols, library items and searches
  • The supplier must have a team with clinicians who can both feed into the development and the training of these tools
  • The supplier must have experience of SNOMED CT coding have staff who have undertaken the SNOMED CT foundation course, and be able to utilise this coding within the tools
  • The supplier must have a Clinical Safety officer who has undertaken the NHS digital foundation course in clinical safety
  • The supplier must be able to demonstrate an ITIL compliant service desk
Nice-to-have skills and experience

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes
  • Take responsibility for their work
  • Share knowledge and experience with other team members
  • Challenge the status quo
  • Be comfortable standing up for their discipline
  • Can work with clients with low technical expertise
Additional assessment methods
Scenario or test
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. How do you propose in keeping the supplier/specialist engaged until 1st Dec?
Weekly Implementation meetings with the CCG would be expected, increasing / decreasing, dependant on project progress.

The supplier will be expected to prepare a Project plan to (Prince 2 standards) and a Communication & Engagement plan.

Open communication channels with the organisation and our colleagues in General Practice/Primary Care will also be required via MS Teams or voice conferencing facilities provided by the supplier.
2. What is the overall budget for the contract?
Approx £160k
3. What is your recruitment timeline?
We are not entirely sure what you mean by the term 'recruitment'.
However, if this is in regards to the contract evaluation, shortlisting, award and project start date, as stated in the advert we would envisage to start no later than December 2020.