Small enough to be personal, big enough to cope.
In-form and be informed.

Shared Business Services

We are delighted to support the NHS SBS Framework rebranding as we are an approved supplier within the following Lots:

  • Lot 1  - Leadership Governance and Strategy 
  • Lot 2  - Healthcare Service, Development and Transformation
  • Lot 4  - Health and Community 
  • Lot 5  - IT Consultancy 
  • Lot 6  - Finance 
  • Lot 10 - Ancillary Services

For more information see here

Recovering from COVID

After some time working through our secure remote working network, we are delighted to be returning back to our office and continuing to support our clients with their recovery drive of capacity management, remote and self care, procurement and contracting, finance, new ways of delivery, HR and estate management.

Let's "Be Inspired"

We are delighted to be once again an accredited mentor to the European Commission funded "Be Inspired" mentoring programme for new business entrepreneurs starting out in business managed by Staffordshire University. We are delighted to be supporting two businesses as part of this programme in 2020, the feedback after the first session being "Thanks so much for our meeting today. I have already learnt so much!"  We very much look forward to supporting and helping business grow and prosper in this highly challenging world.  

Happy Birthday to everyone connected to the NHS

It's the NHS 72nd Birthday today on the 5th July, and we're taking the chance to say thank you to everyone who has helped the NHS respond to COVID-19, to all those working in the NHS, all key workers both inside and outside the NHS and of course the general public. Congratulations on a huge achievement and a big thank you!!!!

Government of Jersey

We are delighted, that once again, we have been commissioned by the Government of Jersey to refresh the Person Led Information Costing systems (PLICS) and to further develop this system across a number of government departments. Steve Kelly is once again leading this assignment, which due to limited travel restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, along with good information and governance systems, this assignment is being largely undertaken in the UK. 

See our June Newsletter

Despite the challenges of the pandemic, we have been busy supporting the NHS and business to address and resolve their needs. Find out more in our June Newsletter.

Cyber Essentials Renewal 2020/21

We are pleased that our Cyber Essentials accrediation has been renewed to April 2021. Please see the link to our certificate here

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is causing confusion and uncertainty across the globe. Businesses are attempting to deal with the outbreak by following World Health Organization (WHO) guidance on how to protect workers while continuing to operate normally and service customers.

At In-Form Solutions, we have imposed, through our secure IT network, which complies to NHS Data Security and Protection (DSP), a work-from-home policy to limit the potential spread of infection and we are following all Governemnt Guidance. While we implement our business continuity processes, we want to assure you that we are operating as normal. You will continue to receive the exemplary levels of service that you come to expect from us, and we will be leveraging all the technologies and resources at our disposal to engage and support you and your communities. Indeed, we are supporting a number of health care clients to plan and review the impact of COVID-19 including The Welsh Office, The Governments of Jersey & Gibraltar and several NHS organisations.  

We will be monitoring the situation regularly and updating www.in-formsolutions.com with any new information.

Our commitment to you during this situation remains as strong as ever. Thank you for your business and support and most importantly, stay safe.

Staff Away Day in London

Our team had a really constructive and good away day in London where we discussed the changing needs of the public sector, governance together with some internal training with a few beers thereafter. Thanks everyone for coming!

Our February Newsletter

We hope you like our February 2020 Newsletter which tells you what we've been up to.

 

Hampshire North STP

We are delighted that our team is currently supporting the STP with developing their long term financial plan. Both Nick Gerrard and Loretta Outwaite are supporting the team.

Isle of Wight

We are once again delighted to be supporting the Isle of Wight NHS Trust in developing their Full Business Case for the development of their five year strategic plan. Rob Kirton together with Helen Blanchard of 4OC are undertaking this high profile and important assignment which already has achieved NHSI approval.

A Christmas and New Year Message from our Chairman

Well we have had another challenging year in the public sector.  This was not helped by the fact that Parliament was totally preoccupied with Brexit and therefore other issues were sidelined.  Added to this with the Conservatives not having a working majority Parliament became constipated with little legislation being enacted.  The public sector and particularly the health service were virtually ignored. We have seen the consequences of this with all targets being missed, vacancies in clinical areas rising, training places not being filled, retraction of extra operating lists because of the pension debacle, and, of course, finances being squeezed resulting in continued deficits. 

What has been remarkable is that in spite of this how so many of our clients have still pursued an ambitious programme of improvement and innovation. This is testament to the skill and enthusiasm of public sector professionals.  Let us hope, now that we have a Parliament that is not hamstrung that we will see some of the challenges I’ve mentioned above being addressed.

As a company we have been kept extremely busy and this is proving to be another successful year.  We are committed to stay true to our strap line of “small enough to be personal, big enough to cope”.  We pride ourselves on that fact that one of the director’s is involved in every assignment or project.  This support and scrutiny ensure we maintain the quality that you, our clients, have come to expect and rely on.  As I mentioned last year, we are now on 11 government frameworks, achieved ISO9001:2015 accreditation and the effort expended in achieving that, is paying dividends. We have also formed strategic alliances with a select number of other consultancies to broaden our portfolio of skills.  This will enable us to offer even more benefits to you as we can undertake a diverse range of projects.

On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank you for your continued trust in us and what we can achieve together. I would wish to thank our staff, partners and suppliers for the hard work and endeavors over the past year and trust that 2020 proves to be a more stable but equally exciting year.

Have a lovely Christmas, enjoy the well earned break and we hope that 2020 is a happy, healthy and successful year for you, your family and friends.

David Poynton

Chairman of In-Form Solutions

16th December 2019

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

In-Form Solutions is delighted to be supporting Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust with operational and financial planning and support. Nick Gerrard is leading this project.

North of England Commissioning Support Unit

We are excited to announce that Nigel Hopps will be supporting the North of England Commissioning Support Unit with their Digital Maturity Project.

In-Form Solutions passes ISO 9001:2015 annual assessment

We are delighted that we have successfully passed the external BSI annual audit of our ISO9001:2015 Quality Management certification with no non conformities. This is as a result of continued investment within our infrastructure, processes, procedures and of course our performance to clients. As part of their assessment, BSI assess the outcomes of our work which has to be evidenced. This provides additional assurance to all our team, suppliers and clients, demonstrating our dedication and conformance to providing a high quality service.

Congratulations and thanks to all our team, all providing high levels of commitment to producing excellent outcomes to our clients and their communities.

We just don’t say it, we do it.

Derby and Derbyshire CCG

We are delighted to be supporting Derby and Derbyshire CCG with the planning and implementation of their Continuing Health Care (CHC) programme.

Government of Gibraltar Procurement

We are delighted that today we have once again been approved as "preferred supplier" status for the Government of Gibraltar. This renewal provides continual additional confidence from clients outside the UK.

Digital Outcome & Specialists (DOS4)

In-Form Solutions are delighted to announce that we have been accepted as an approved Digital Outcome Specialists (DOS4) Supplier on the UK Government’s Digital Marketplace.

This follows our DOS3 accrediation and our new application has once again been successful.

Gibraltar National Day

Congratulations to all our friends and colleagues in Gibraltar celebrating Gibraltar National Day.

New Partnership with CSH Surrey

In-Form Solutions is delighted to be supporting CSH Surrey by providing strategic HR advise and support. Peta Poynton is leading this project from September 2019.

New strategic partnership with Vertovis LLP

We are pleased to announce that Vertovis LLP have agreed to form a strategic partnership with us. Vertovis offer specialist Quality Improvement consultancy and training. Their expertise in these areas will allow us to develop our Quality Improvement service as well as complementing our existing services in particular the Integrated Healthcare, Cost Improvement & QIPP and Quality Management offerings. Vertovis partners Nigel Hopps and Lynn Callard have also agreed to be part of our expert associate roster. We are looking forward to working with them going forward.

G-Cloud 11

We are delighted to announce that In-Form Solutions has retained it's listing on the G-Cloud framework. 

Previously listed on both G-Cloud 9 and then 10, In-Form Solutions has now been successfully accepted on the UK Government’s Crown Commercial Service's latest procurement framework, G-Cloud 11.

G-Cloud 11 is part of the UK government's Information and Communication Technology (ICT) strategy, to help the digital transformation of public services by providing a market place to source and purchase cloud-based technologies.

About The Crown Commercial Service

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has brought together Government’s central commercial capability into a single organisation, amalgamating Government Procurement Service with other commercial teams from the Cabinet Office and central government departments.

CCS is an executive agency of the Cabinet Office and operates as a trading fund under the Government Trading Funds Act 1973. Their remit is to work with both departments and organisations across the whole of the public sector to ensure maximum value is extracted from every commercial relationship and improve the quality of service delivery.

The CCS goal is to become the “go-to” place for expert commercial and procurement services.

With both service delivery and advisory capability, services include contract management and supplier performance management to ensure that the Government acts as a true, single customer; freeing up individual organisations to focus their procurement expertise on what is unique to them.

St Helens CCG

Our John Griffiths is delighted and honoured to be once again supporting St Helens CCG with developing their transformation of community services.

John says " I am absolutely thrilled to be working with such a wonderful and positive team at St Helens and to further develop an integrated service with some innovative community partners. It also demonstrates, that our key clients continue to have confidence in us to deliver such important programmes and it is an honour to be of help".

 

Gibraltar Health Authority

We are delighted to continue to support Gibraltar Health Authority with their Commissioning arrangements for specialist health services, but our team is also supporting the finance function develop their operational plan and develop an integrated costing system. Our team is continually working both in the UK and Gibraltar in undertaking these important roles.

Isle of Wight NHS Trust

In-Form Solutions is delighted to be supporting Isle of Wight NHS Trust with operational planning and support. Nick Gerrard is leading this project.

Cyber Essentials 2019

Once again, we are delighted to have been accredited Cyber Essentials for the third year.

Loretta Outhwaite

We are delighted that Loretta has been appointed interim Chief Executive of the Institute of Healthcare Management (IHM) for the next 3 months from March.

The IHM is the leading independent membership organisation for health and social care managers, supporting personal development and driving change to improve health and well-being for all through quality management and is a professional organisation for health care managers.

We wish Loretta our very best wishes and support in undertaking this very exciting role which will help to support the NHS and all stakeholders through a period of transformation and modernisation.

 

Government of Gibraltar

We are delighted that today we have been approved as "preferred supplier" status for the Government of Gibraltar. This provides additional confidence from clients outside the UK.

In-Form Solutions gains ISO9001:2015 accreditation

We are proud to announce that in February 2019, we have been awarded ISO 9001:2015 certification at the first time of asking. This is an internationally recognised quality standard which enables our services to adhere to a comprehensive set of quality values including a clear customer focus, the motivation of top management as well as the process approach of our back office systems, infrastructure and delivery of service.

Our certification demonstrates our commitment to delivering a consistently, high quality service to our clients, staff, suppliers and partners. In order to achieve this, In-Form Solutions underwent an evaluation process for almost a year which involved developing our quality management systems, expanding our lines of communication and advancing our organisation structure and processes which was then externally assessed and audited at our offices by the British Standards Institute BSI. All our Directors, employees, some clients and suppliers have also been involved and are all fully engaged in this process.

We have demonstrated to a series of external bodies that we continually deliver positive outcomes over a number of years in a wide range of disciplines and markets.

We hope that by complying to this standard, we are demonstrating our commitment to quality and we strive to develop this further going forward.

Our new Quality Management Product

We are excited to launch a successful quality management service where we create systems to meet the requirements of ISO:9001-2015 and / or ISO:14001-2015. For more information, see our Quality Management page.

NHS England Long Term Plan

NHS England's Long Term Plan is out now (7th January 2019).

The Summary Document

The Full Document

Further details can be found at NHS England website.

 

 

New Year Message from our Chairman

It is hard to believe that it has been 12 months since I wrote my last New Year message and it seems to have gone by so very quickly. In my last message, I said that 2018 would be a challenging year, not realising quite how challenging it would be.

We have had a tremendously busy year, our turnover significantly increasing, new staff were appointed and applying and obtaining all 9 Government Frameworks achieving some of the highest scores of all applicants. We have also been busy preparing for and have applied for the internationally recognised ISO9001-15 quality accreditation which has involved in a series of external inspections, the last being just before Christmas. I am delighted to report to you that the external assessor has recommended us for accreditation and we hope to be fully awarded early in the new year.

Our team has worked exceedingly hard to gain these awards. It is not simply about filling in lots of application forms, it involves significant investment in our infrastructure including, staff development and time for preparation, IT systems, new structures, processes and procedures as well as new equipment and other supporting accreditation's such as Cyber Essentials. However, the most important thing is that we have been able to demonstrate to a series of external bodies that we continually deliver positive outcomes over a number of years in a wide range of disciplines and markets.

As Chairman, I have been directly involved in these applications. I know how challenging it has been, so I would like to thank every member of our team for their hard work, dedication and professionalism in helping us to achieve these outstanding results. We will continue to drive to improve these outcomes by continuing to invest in our people and infrastructure as well as listening, learning and fulfilling to the needs of our customers and partners.

We also know how challenging it has been for our partners, particularly those in the public sector with demand for services increasing with limited resources, both human and financial, as well as being distracted by Brexit. We sincerely hope that 2019 will provide a lot more stability to enable us all to plan with more confidence in order to improve services to the communities we serve. We are now supporting a number of communities with their drive for further integration and we continue to expand our work overseas.

Again, on behalf of the Board, I would like to thank all our staff, customers, partners and suppliers for their hard work, support and dedication throughout 2018. I really hope 2019 is happy, healthy and rewarding for you, your families and to the communities we all serve.

Note for download in pdf 

David Poynton

Chairman

In-Form Solutions Ltd

30th December 2018

 

North Yorkshire Collaborative CCG's

In-Form Solutions is delighted to be supporting the North Yorkshire collaborative of CCG's headed up by the Vale of York CCG with the development of their workforce strategy. Peta Poynton is leading this assignment.

NHS Shared Business Services

NHS Shared Business Services has produced the following leaflet promoting the benefits of the Framework and In-Form Solutions. We have undertaken a number of projects through this Framework all being highly successful.  

Congratulations to Jill

Congratulations to our very own Jill Griffiths who was double awarded,  silver for "colleague of the year award" and gold for "Research and Development" category at Good Hope Hospital for setting up and running the Infant Hip Ultrasound and Screening Service. This is currently the only physiotherapy led one-stop shop service in the country.

For more information about this innovative Infant Hip Ultrasound and Screening Service, contact Jill at jill.griffiths@in-formsolutions.com

Forest of Arden Charity Golf Day

In-Form Solutions were delighted to support and sponsor a recent Charity Golf day at The Forest of Arden Golf Club in Warwickshire. The event was hugely successful and raised nearly £20,000 for both Help Harry Help Others and Mary Anne Evans Hospice and the proceeds were evenly shared. Not only did the event raise much needed funds, but it was a great day out for everyone including our Chair David Poynton and Peta Hayward.

Inter Island Public Health Forum

In-Form Solutions is delighted to be exhibiting at the Inter Island Public Health Forum in Gibraltar where it is celebrating its 25th year. This conference was attended by clinicians and service managers from islands from different parts of the world.  As well as attending and exhibiting, John Griffiths presented his experience of Island Health Commissioning.

For further information, contact John at john.griffiths@in-formsolutions.com

 

 

 

 

A warm welcome to Dawn Bond

We would like to welcome Dawn Bond to our expanding team. Dawn joins us as Business Manager and Data Protection Officer for the company. Dawn has a wealth of financial management, Business Processes and GDPR experience. 

Dawn's e-mail address is dawn.bond@in-formsolutions.com or dawn.bond1@nhs.net.

 

 

Digital Outcome & Specialists (DOS3)

In-Form Solutions are delighted to announce that we have been accepted as an approved Digital Outcome Specialists (DOS3) Supplier on the UK Government’s Digital Marketplace.

Sussex & East Surrey STP

In-Form Solutions are delighted to have been engaged by Sussex & East Surrey STP to support their Urgent Care programme. This project led by Nick Gerrard and Rob Kirton is supported by a multi disciplinary team of specialists including health commissioners, General Practitioners, an A&E Clinical Consultant and senior nursing specialists. For further information, contact Nick Gerrard at nick.gerrard@in-formsolutions.com 

 

Medway NHS Foundation Trust

We are delighted that we are supporting Medway Foundation NHS Trust with their finance strategy. This is a really important piece of work for the Trust and we are very privileged to have the opportunity to work with the Trust. This assignment commences in September.

Management Consultancy 2 Framework

We are delighted and extremely proud to have been awarded accreditation to the UK Governments RM6008 Management Consultancy 2 (MCF2) four year Framework for Lot 1 a provider of Business Consultancy Services. This framework covers all UK Central Government Departments including the Cabinet Office, Departments of Education, Transport, International Development, Health & Social Care, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, HM Treasury as well as local authorities, the NHS and other government departments in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. 

The link to our profile is https://ccs-agreements.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/suppliers/form-solutions-ltd

This accreditation is a result of our hard work, commitment and positive outcomes we have provided to our clients over a number of years in which we are very proud.   

 

North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative

In-Form Solutions are delighted to have been accredited to the North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative as an approved supplier for providing management consultancy services. This is a 4 year agreement from 2018. Only 6 suppliers are approved for each Lot and we are delighted to be one of those approved suppliers. This framework is open to the NHS and clients are able to direct award contracts under this framework which minimises the procurement process for clients. We are only one of six suppliers approved in the following Lots

  • Lot 1: Healthcare Leadership, Governance and related services
  • Lot 5: Healthcare Finance, Commercial and related services

2018/19 QIPP Reviews

We are delighted to once again work with Midland & Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit (CSU) and Mersey Internal Audit (MIA) to undertake a number of NHS England QIPP (Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention) Reviews throughout England. These reviews involve our team in supporting individual CCG's develop specific QIPP schemes and initiatives and to work with the CSU and MIA to implement this exciting and tremendously successful initiative. John Griffiths is leading this programme supported by our team.

NHS Wales Informatics Service Framework

This August, In-Form Solutions are delighted to have been awarded a three-year Framework for the provision of Commercial Advice to the NHS Wales Informatics Service.

Andrew Hartshorn, our commercial lead for this work, stated “Suppliers continue to play a crucial role in supporting public services but this has to always demonstrate clear value for money.  This Framework represents a tremendous opportunity for us to work with the NHS in Wales, and potentially other public sector bodies, to secure best value deals without compromising service quality or contractual resilience.”

South, Central & West CSU - DPS

We are delighted this August to have been awarded another accreditation for South, Central & West CSU Dynamic Purchasing System for Digital Transformation. This is in addition to our System Transformation accreditation which we were awarded earlier in the year. Thanks again to the team for putting together another successful bid and provides more assurance of our innovative digital services.

Handsworth RUFC

Our Directors John & Jill Griffiths were delighted to attend Handsworth’s RFU Summer Ball in which In-Form Solutions sponsored. Not only was this a very enjoyable evening, but the event raised significant funds to aid the development of the new junior sides in the new season.

NHS Shared Business Services (SBS)

In-Form Solutions  have been successfully accredited to the NHS Shared Business Services Framework (SBS) for Multidisciplinary Consultancy Services as an approved supplier. This is a four year Framework commencing 1st July 2018 to 30th June 2022. This framework is a fully OJEU compliant route to market for the provision of multidisciplinary consultancy services; covering a wide range of specialisms and In-Form Solutions are accredited to the following Lots:

  • Lot 1  - Leadership Governance and Strategy 
  • Lot 2  - Healthcare Service, Development and Transformation
  • Lot 4  - Health and Community 
  • Lot 5  - IT Consultancy 
  • Lot 6  - Finance 
  • Lot 10 - Ancillary Services 

The objective of this framework agreement is to implement a contractual vehicle to facilitate the procurement of quality and value for money for Multidisciplinary Consultancy Services, encompassing a range of professional services covering the whole of the UK. 

The SBS framework provides the ability to directly award a contract to approved suppliers on the framework providing a timely and compliant route to market, reducing the need for costly and lengthy local procurement and tendering processes.

In-Form Solutions were successful in all Lots which they applied for, scoring the top 2 scores of all applicants for all Lots and top in four of these Lots. These evaluations were very much focused on quality of service as opposed to price, which just emphasises that in-Form Solutions deliver a highly effective and innovative service.

 

G Cloud 10

Previously listed on G-Cloud 9, In-Form Solutions has now been successfully accepted on the UK Government’s Crown Commercial Service's latest procurement framework, G-Cloud 10.

G-Cloud 10 is part of the UK government's Information and Communication Technology (ICT) strategy, to help the digital transformation of public services by providing a market place to source and purchase cloud-based technologies.

About The Crown Commercial Service

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has brought together Government’s central commercial capability into a single organisation, amalgamating Government Procurement Service with other commercial teams from the Cabinet Office and central government departments.

CCS is an executive agency of the Cabinet Office and operates as a trading fund under the Government Trading Funds Act 1973. Their remit is to work with both departments and organisations across the whole of the public sector to ensure maximum value is extracted from every commercial relationship and improve the quality of service delivery.

The CCS goal is to become the “go-to” place for expert commercial and procurement services.

With both service delivery and advisory capability, services include contract management and supplier performance management to ensure that the Government acts as a true, single customer; freeing up individual organisations to focus their procurement expertise on what is unique to them.

Patient Level Information Costing System (PLiCS)

In-Form Solutions are once again delighted to have been appointed to support States of Jersey Health & Social Services to update their costing systems and cost calculations after we successfully installed this system last year. This will both enhance and develop the system in order that year on year comparisons and benchmarking can be undertaken.

Steve Kelly is our lead consultant on this project and he can be contacted at steve.kelly@in-formsolutions.com

GDPR

We take personal data very seriously and as a consequence we are preparing for GDPR by providing a dedicated Your Assurance page. 

Bid Management

We are pleased to launch a bid management and support service where we are able to plan, assess, co- ordinate, write, submit and evaluate public, private and third sector contract opportunities. For more information see our Bid Management and Support page. 

Cyber Essentials Accreditation

Delighted that once again we have passed with flying colours and retained our Cyber Essentials Accreditation. See our certificate.

A Very Happy Easter!

We would like to wish all our staff, partners and clients a very Happy Easter and a well deserved break, looking forward to seeing you in the new financial year! 

SCW Dynamic Purchasing System for System Transformation

In-Form Solutions are now an accredited supplier to the South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit, Dynamic Purchasing System for System Transformation.

The South Central and West CSU Dynamic Purchasing System can speed up the procurement of commonly sourced goods and services such as management consultancy and we are now one of their accredited suppliers. Further information can be found at:

https://www.scwcsu.nhs.uk/services/procurement/#heading-dynamic-purchasing-system

This gives our clients another source to engage and procure the services of In-Form Solutions as well as providing further assurance to all our clients. See our Framework Accreditation. 

In-Form Supporting Cheshire

The In-Form Solutions team are delighted to be supporting South Cheshire CCG and Vale Royal CCG with their QIPP programme. 

Christmas and New Year Message

We hope that you all have had a lovely relaxing Christmas and are now refreshed as we embark on a challenging 2018.

2017 for In-Form Solutions has been a very successful year. We have expanded by increasing our portfolio of clients throughout the NHS and overseas, have been accredited on a number of Framework Agreements in the UK and Ireland as well as gaining Cyber Essentials accreditation. This helps to reassure our partners and provides us with new exciting opportunities. We believe that we are successful through a very simple formula; providing innovative thinking, reliability, flexibility and value.  This was demonstrated by our teams completing a number of NHS England QIPP Reviews on time, below budget and all over achieving the QIPP targets set. NHS partners have expressed their continual confidence in us by making new referrals and giving us new opportunities. We also continue to support Gibraltar Health Authority, the States of Jersey as well as our valued partners in Ireland.   

We very much welcome two new members to our team, Andrew Hartshorn and Nick Gerrard who are now well established and are both supporting a number of NHS organisations in England and Wales by undertaking some very high profile assignments.

2018 will be another challenging year as STP’s and ACS establish and expand as they develop integrated health systems within their communities. We are already involved with their development, but we believe we are well placed to support them as we have considerable experience of integrated health systems in Wales, Ireland, the Channel Islands and Gibraltar.

We would like to thank our staff for their hard work and commitment, but also to our partners for their continual support and we wish you all a very happy and healthy 2018.

 

David Poynton

Chairman

Midlands and Lancashire CSU

We are delighted our team to be supporting Midland & Lancashire CSU with their procurement and marketing strategy, led by John Griffiths. 

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

We are delighted to be supporting East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust with their financial planning and development. Nick Gerrard will be leading this exciting project from November. 

Welcome Nick Gerrard

We are delighted to welcome Nick Gerrard to the In-Form Solutions team, where he will be valuable to both our clients and our team. Nick has over 20 years Board Executive experience as an NHS Finance Director for a number of NHS Trusts including those in acute, community and mental health services. He has considerable experience of financial turnaround, recovery, governance, procurement, IM&T and performance management. 

David Poynton our Chairman says "Nick provides our team with the additional financial experience in order to further enhance our products and services and we are now becoming a leading niche supplier of specialist expertise to the NHS and beyond. We have a dynamic multi-disciplinary team, which covers a wide spectrum of management expertise which is enhancing our reputation and offering. We very much welcome Nick to the team."

Bloom Accredited Supplier

We are delighted to be accredited as a supplier of the Bloom Framework Agreement. 

To be accredited to Bloom, In-Form had to go through a comprehensive evaluation whereupon case studies were provided, which were then validated by Bloom with the respective client. We were pleased to submit 14 case studies. 

Trip to Gibraltar

John has just returned from another successful trip to Gibraltar and also enjoyed the fine weather in October! 

Advancement on Nepro

In-Form Solutions are pleased to announce that today we have been further accredited within the Nepro Framework Agreement for the following categories, Re-engineering and Processes, Service Transformation, Effective Change Management and Structured Change. 

This is an addition to our existing category accreditations of Budgetary Management, Business Planning, Commissioning, VFM and Performance Management. 

We very much look forward to working with Nepro on these exciting new ventures. 

 

Mersey Internal Audit Agency

In-Form are once again delighted to be supporting a series of QIPP reviews in a number of CCG's in the North West in England. Our teams are closely working with the CCG's and MIAA with planning, developing and implementing new innovative QIPP schemes. 

A new initiative and a new partnership

Beautiful Information are delighted to announce our enhanced partnership arrangements with In-Form Solutions In-Form are a provider of effective management solutions to both community and business organisations and have decades of experience in supporting NHS organisations to improve their ways of working. 

John Griffiths, MD of In-Form said “After supporting the team with developing this extremely exciting new suite of products, In-Form Solutions is delighted to further develop these with the NHS and beyond with a view of achieving improved outcomes efficiency and information, beautifully”.

Marc Farr, Founder of Beautiful Information said “we are excited to build upon the relationship we have with In-Form. As a company that is well respected and with many contacts and relationships in the NHS, we hope this enhanced partnership with In-Form will enable our solutions and services to be introduced into many more NHS organisations to the mutual benefit of both In-Form, Beautiful Information and ultimately, the NHS”

 

NHS Wales Informatics Service

We are delighted and proud to be supporting NHS Wales Informatics Service. Good luck to Andrew and the team on this new exciting assignment! 

G Cloud 9

In-Form Solutions are delighted to have been accredited to the UK Governments G-Cloud 9 framework agreement.

G-Cloud offers a digital marketplace, open to all in the UK public sector. It promotes a list of pre-approved suppliers which enables us all to remove the lengthy costs associated with traditional procurement.

Nepro

In-Form Solutions are delighted to be approved as accredited suppliers to NEPRO Framework Agreement. 

To be accredited to Nepro, In-Form had to go through a comprehensive evaluation where upon case studies had to be obtained and validated by Nepro. In-Form have been approved in the following Lot categories these being, Budgetary Management, VFM, Commissioning, Business Planning and Performance Management. 

Cyber Essentials

In-Form are delighted to have been awarded the Cyber Essentials Accreditation.

The Cyber Essentials scheme is a world-leading assurance mechanism which demonstrates to our partners and stakeholders that the most important basic cyber security controls have been implemented.

In 2012 the UK government launched the scheme which encouraged organisations to consider whether they were managing their cyber risks. The government emphasised the need for company boards and senior executives to take ownership of these risks and enshrine them within their overall corporate risk management regime.

These initiatives continued to gain traction. However, government analysis of continuing attacks and feedback from industry vulnerability testers identified that a number of security controls were not being applied, leaving organisations vulnerable to threat actors with low levels of technical capability.

The government viewed the adoption of an organisational standard for cyber security as the next stage after the ‘10 Steps to Cyber Security’ guidance. This was in order to allow organisations, and their customers and partners, to have greater confidence in their ability to reduce the risk posed by threat actors with low technical capability.

In order to be accredited our IT systems and procedures have demonstrated and proven that we have taken the precautions necessary to reduce cyber risks. As part of this process, In-Form Solutions has five key controls in place, these being;

The five key controls

Secure Configuration

Firewalls

Access Control

Patch Management

Malware Software

Cyber Essentials is a scheme which is supported by industry and backed by the Government. It’s designed to help organisations to protect themselves from many commonly-seen online threats to security and to make conducting business over the internet safer within the UK.

 

Chambers of Commerce

In-Form Solutions are proud to be again members of the Greater Birmingham and the Lichfield and Tamworth Chambers of Commerce in 2018/19. 

Nicole's Race for Life

Nicole ran her first ever long distance run in May for Cancer Research. After all of Nicole’s hard work and training Nicole managed to complete the run in 30 minutes raising over £300! Thank you everyone for your support and kind donations. Well done Nicole !!!!

Manchester Marathon

Jill Griffiths ran her very first Marathon by completing the Manchester Marathon in just over 4 hours 40 minutes, which is a fantastic achievement particularly as she was carrying an injury which may have ruled her out. Because of this injury and the uncertainty whether she would run she is raising money for Crohn's & Colitus UK after the event, so any donations would be hugely welcomed. Thank you all for your support and again well done Jill. 

 

Taking The Plunge...!

Good Hope Hospital Summer Fete

We had a wonderful day at the Good Hope Hospital Summer Fete. Thank you to the following who have supported the event: - Lamborghini / Bentley Birmingham - Birchfield Harriers - The UK Sepsis Trust - The Whey's.

Supporting Harrogate Golf Club

As part of their commitment to their local communities, In-form Solutions believe it is important to encourage healthy and active lifestyles.  This photo is of the successful Harrogate Golf Club 1st team who won both the Harrogate Union 1st Team league but also the scratch league. In-form Solutions Chairman, David Poynton, is pictured with the team.

Supporting up & coming band 'The Whey's'

In-Form Solutions are proud sponsors of local blues rock band 5-piece, The Whey's.

The Birmingham based 5 piece offer a blues rock experience, with main influences coming from artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Two door cinema club, the Rolling Stones and Franz Ferdinand.

After a successful Halloween Charity gig in Birmingham, the helped to raise over £2,000. The Whey's are looking for new venues to play across the Midlands.

The Whey's played to a sold out hall at a South African themed Charity event in Birmingham.

 

Birchfield Harriers Boys Team

John Griffiths, Managing Director of In-Form Solutions was Team Manager of Birchfield Harriers Boys Team - a successful group of talented athletes.

Birchfield Harriers is the UK’s premier athletics club and has been represented at every summer Olympics bar one since 1908.

 

 

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