UK Public Health Register Training Programme July 2017
Kent County Council will shortly be inviting tenders to deliver cohorts of programmes for Public Health Practitioners to gain the UK Public Health Register across London.
United Kingdom-Maidstone: Health and social work services
Simplified contract notice on a dynamic purchasing system
This notice is covered by: Directive 2004/18/EC
Section I: Contracting authority/entity
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Kent County Council
For the attention of: Miss Ima Orosei
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
Telephone: +44 3000412548
General address of the contracting authority/entity: http://www.kent.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://procontract.due-north.com/register
Electronic access to information: https://procontract.due-north.com/register
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://procontract.due-north.com/register
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities/entities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority/entity:
II.2)Type of contract
II.3)Short description of the specific contract:
The Council provides a wide range of personal and strategic services on behalf of its residents, operating in partnership with 12 district council’s seven clinical commissioning groups and 289 parish/town councils. The Council has a statutory responsibility for Public Health and procures a number of services, which aim to improve the health of the population and reduce health inequalities across the county.
The contract opportunity
Kent County Council will shortly be inviting tenders to deliver cohorts of programmes for Public Health Practitioners to gain the UK Public Health Register (UKPHR) across London
The programmes are as follows:
2 x Commentary Writing and Mapping Workshop — These one day workshops support public health practitioners to develop and understand how to form a portfolio of evidence against the UKPHR practitioner standards for registration.
London — The first workshop will take place on the 14.8.2017, in a location based London.
London- The second workshop will take place on the 26.9.2017, in a location based London.
Prescriptive Fast Track Learning Days– These 3, two day programme are set over a period of 4 months. This programme supports public health practitioners to produce a portfolio of evidence against the UKPHR practitioner standards for registration. Fast Track Learning Days are for those Practitioners who have chosen and are eligible for the Fast Track Route to Registration.
London –4th & 5th of September, 30th & 31st October and 18th & 19th December 2017 in a location based in London.
Flexible Fast Track Learning Days– This is an opportunity for practitioners to have face to face support for their portfolio writing and evidence mapping. They attend 6 one day programmes, referred to as ‘protected writing and support sessions’. They are closed groups, usually containing 8-12 practitioners. The groups will be a mixture of action learning, 1:1 individual support and portfolio writing. Led by a facilitator, the group members will submit their portfolio for assessment and work towards verification within the timescales set. There will be 3 cohorts, start dates for the programme are 1) September 2017, 2) November 2017 and 3) January 2018.
Each of the programmes must be delivered by an accredited UKPHR assessor or an accredited UKPHR verifier (training must be current).
There will be an optional extension for a further cohort/s subject to uptake and interest for the programme.
In January 2017, a paper was presented to the Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) London business meeting which outlined an approach, managed by Kent County Council, to implement a Pan-London Public Health Practitioner Registration Support Scheme. This paper was agreed in principle.
Kent County Council currently hosts the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Practitioner Registration Support Scheme (the Scheme). Established in 2011, this Scheme adopts a regional approach, modelled on the UKPHR public health practitioner standards for identifying and developing the public health practitioner workforce. Furthermore, the Scheme demonstrates regional commitment to ensure a high quality public health practitioner workforce to accepted standards.
Since its inception, the Scheme has supported 70 practitioners to have obtained professional registration with the UK Public Health Register (UKPHR). In addition, more than 60 public health consultants, specialists and senior managers have been trained in using the standards as verifiers, assessors or mentors.
How to bid for the tender opportunity
Kent County Council’s currently runs a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for Public Health Services (notice number: 323771-2014) to allow the Council to buy Public Health Services from a list of approved providers who meet a certain minimum standards and agree to a common set of contractual terms approved providers will then be able to bid for the Council’s contracts to deliver Public Health Services.
Only providers who are currently on the Public DPS can receive the tender documentation for the UKPHR Programmes, so if you wish to tender for the opportunity then you must apply and be accepted onto the DPS.
How to join the DPS
Prospective providers who wish to join DPS, must go to the Kent Business portal contract opportunity page by clicking the below link and express an interest in the SS 13 164 Public Health Dynamic Purchasing System
— A link to the DPS application will be sent via email which you must complete and submit via the Kent Business portal no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 19.7.2017
— Submitted DPS applications will be assessed and prospective providers will be notified if they have successful joined the DPS.
— If successful in joining the DPS, prospective providers will automatically be sent a copy of the tender documentation when published (date to be confirmed but by end of July 2017.)
Already on the DPS
Please note that there is no need to reapply to join the DPS if your organisation is already been successfully admitted to the Public Health Services DPS because you will automatically receive the tender documentation when published (date to be confirmed but by end of July 2017.)
Already expressed an interest but did not submit a DPS application
Please note that if your organisation has previously expressed an interest in joining the DPS but did not submit a DPS application then please just log into your Kent Business portal supplier account and locate the contract number SS 13 164 Public Health Dynamic Purchasing System to retrieve the application form.
Guidance on how to use the Kent Business portal
If your organisation is having any issues then please use the guidance document titled Kent Business Portal –Supplier guidance which can be found on the supplier page on the portal or contact the Care Procurement team via firstname.lastname@example.org and we will endeavour to assist you with any issues.
II.4)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority/entity:
IV.2.2)Previous publication (Contract Notice) providing more information about the dynamic purchasing system
Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 183-323771 of 24.9.2014
IV.2.3)Time limit for submission of indicative tenders for the specific contract
IV.2.4)Language(s) in which tenders may be drawn up
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.2)Date of dispatch of this notice: