A consortium led by professional services firm
KPMG has been
awarded a contract by the Department of Health (DoH) to work with the boards of
Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) to help them in their new role as commissioners of
The Department of Health has launched a programme to develop the knowledge,
skills and competencies of PCT board members which will be delivered through a
national framework contract.
The department has awarded places on the framework to seven bidders,
including the KPMG-led consortium, Consultant-News.com reports.
Over the coming months, KPMG and its partners, Dr Foster Intelligence,
Manchester Business School, Morgan Cole and Role Plays for Training, will work
closely with PCT boards to understand their strengths and development needs,
build up their skills and enable them to become truly world class as
commissioners of healthcare services on behalf of local people.
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