Development and Implementation of a Workforce Development Strategy for Pharmacy – Invitation to Quote
As the GMS evolves the GEP has a role in providing education and training required to upskill and support the healthcare workforce in the delivery of the new service.
NHS Health Education England (HEE – the Commissioner) are commencing a tender for Genomics Education Programme to Support the Development and Implementation of a Workforce Development Strategy for Pharmacy.
The Genomics Education Programme (GEP) was established in 2014 following an initial investment from the Department of Health to pump prime genomic education and training activity to support the delivery of the 100,000 Genomes Project. At the beginning of financial year 2018/19 the GEP became part of business as usual within Health Education England (HEE) and in collaboration with NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE/I) continues to support the newly launched NHS Genomic Medicine Service (GMS).
As the GMS evolves the GEP has a role in providing education and training required to upskill and support the healthcare workforce in the delivery of the new service. In addition, there is a requirement to provide the same for the wider NHS workforce. With Genomics becoming more relevant in community services we need to ensure we have the right knowledge, skills and behaviours to deliver the service. The pharmacy workforce is integral to realising the benefits of personalised medicine and medicines optimisation driven by genomic and diagnostic characterisation.
This is an exciting opportunity to support Health Education England as the contract period will be for a duration of two years. The maximum financial envelope for the contract over the 2 year period is £32,000 exclusive VAT. The deadline for submission of completed ITQ submissions is 25th August 2021 at 12:00pm (midday).
A Pre-Market Engagement session was held on 2nd August 2021 to support further information surrounding the subject matter and procurement process. All information shared on the day will be provided with the ITQ documentation for reference and transparency.
Late submissions will not be accepted therefore, please submit in good time prior to the deadline date and time. All communications should be made via the messaging function on the e-Tendering portal during the tender exercise.
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From 04/08/2021 16:00 to 25/08/2021 12:00