Communication Channels to NHS Staff – A Qualitative Research Study

Communication Channels to NHS Staff – A Qualitative Research Study

The Department of Health is looking to commission a piece of qualitative research work that would build on existing research and that would undertake a more in-depth and segmented look at the effectiveness of current information channels to NHS staff.

Reference number: ITT 59213

Deadline date:28/01/2014

This deadline is for… Submission of Tender Responses

Contract value:£50,000 – £80,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: England

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? Yes

Name of the buying organisation: Department of Health

 

Description of the contract

The Department of Health is looking to commission a piece of qualitative research work that would build on existing research and that would undertake a more in-depth and segmented look at the effectiveness of current information channels to NHS staff.The research needs to answer the question: which are the best ways to communicate with health professionals in the regional health and care system?

 

Classification of the contract

79000000 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security

79310000 Market research services

79300000 Market and economic research; polling and statistics

 

Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 10/02/2020 – 31/03/2020

 

Who to contact

Contact name Supplier Helpdesk

Organisation name Department of Health

Address Skipton House, 80 London Road, Elephant & Castle, London, SE1 6LH

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How to apply

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