Health and Social Care refers to a number of different sub-sectors, generally falling between either healthcare or social care. Healthcare, of which the NHS is the largest UK provider, covers areas such as pharmacy, nursing, medicine, dentary, psychology, physiology etc. Social Care includes aspects such as residential social care and community social care.
Public funding for health care has increased faster than economic growth and on average spending has risen by 3.7% per year since 1948. In 2015/16 the health care sector was valued at over £140bn and is responsible for over 7% of our GDP. In the same year £16bn was spent on the public provision of adult social services in England based on net total spending. In 2015, the spend per head in the UK was over £2100, making it one of the largest recipients of public funding nationally. Globally, this sector is valued at an almost incomprehensible $10 trillion.
This is a very competitive sector with hundreds of new tender opportunities released every day in the UK. The increasing quality of bids adds to this competition, meaning the importance of focusing on quality increases simultaneously. As a team of expert Bid Writers having won contracts with well over 100 councils, we can support your organisation in ensuring the quality of your bids does not suffer for any reason.
It is essential to remember that your bid must reflect your ability to successfully deliver a contract and, if possible, add value. It is essential to remember that your bid must reflect your ability to successfully deliver a contract and, if possible, add value. Key to this sector is your ability to evidence your ability to provide a person-centred, outcome-focused service. Reablement and promoting increasing levels of independence are also crucial areas of emphasis in social care bids, and the ability to reduce costs for a council with often shrinking budgets can be the difference that separates two submissions.
We have a market-leading success rate of 94% and will provide full support through the tendering process from the bid/no bid decision to the submission. Contact our team for more information on how we can help you grow your organisation in this industry.