This procurement is to secure the services of a suitably qualified academic organisation to deliver an existing evidence-based intervention designed to develop local leadership skills and behaviours to support wards and organisations to build sustainable, positive environments for staff and patients. We need to test the transferability of an existing evidence-based intervention which has been developed in the acute sector, in other healthcare settings (e.g. mental health) to enhance our understanding about the opportunities for developing a positive practice environment and associated improved outcomes.
The invitation to quote is specifically looking for organisations (likely to be a Higher Education Institute) to submit an application outlining how an existing evidence-based intervention can be tested in a new setting to explore transferability. Through supporting the spread of this intervention rather than investing in developing a new piece of work in the same area, it is anticipated it can enhance the key national priorities outlined above as well as impact of the existing intervention by truly exploring the intricacies of what works to improve culture and engage staff. It also allows us to test the sustainability of an existing model which can prove difficult in an ever-changing health and social care climate.