N-DAP 2012 Adult Drug & Alcohol Treatment System Commissioning Project
The Norfolk Drug and Alcohol Partnership (N-DAP) is taking forward a project to redesign and commission the county’s adult drug and alcohol treatment system, with new services commencing from October 2012.
N-DAP 2012 Commissioning Project: What we are doing
This project is a being taken forward by a six phase implementation process:
Phase 1 – Project design and development
This phase will include the development, design and agreement of the commissioning project approach, governance structure and accountability responsibilities.
Download the Project Initiation Document PDF (228KB)
Download the Communication Plan for the 2012 Commissioning Project PDF (35KB)
Phase 2 – Engagement and development
This phase encompasses three parts:
- The development of five Engagement and Development Groups. These groups will bring together stakeholders from across the county to consider the needs of a pathway area and develop recommendations to the Commissioning Steering Group for future service delivery design.
- Needs Assessment – the development of a countywide drug and alcohol needs assessment is the responsibility of the N-DAP Needs Assessment Expert Group. The emerging findings and full report (along with other partnership reports and national guidance), will be considered by the Engagement and Development Groups to aid the development of their recommendations.
- Gap analysis – Commissioners will bring together information from a number of sources, including the needs assessment and the reports from the Engagement and Development Groups, to develop the gap analysis.
Phase 3 – Pre-tender
All the information gathered during phase two will be used to draft the new N-DAP Vision for the Adult Drug and Alcohol Treatment System and within this the Partnership's commissioning intentions. Our Vision was subject to a 12 week public consultation, the results of which have been used to inform and develop the final Vision statement for the project.
More about the Vision document and the results of the public consultation can be found on Our Vision page.
Phase 4 – Tender
This phase is the main procurement phase. New service specifications developed in accordance with the published commissioning intentions will go out to tender for bids by potential service providers.
Download the Service Specification Document PDF (1.16MB)
Phase 5 – Contracts let
Once the preferred provider(s) have been identified the contracts need to be agreed and let.
Phase 6 – New service development and commencement.
The new treatment system will need a period of time for the new services to develop and commence. Of key importance during this phase is the transfer period between the old services and the new ones.
Through this process the project aims to:
Join up the current drug and alcohol adult treatment system commissioning activity
Commission a new treatment system that meets the identified needs of the local population and positively contributes to improving individual outcomes.
- Ensure that the following groups are appropriately and effectively engaged and involved throughout
- N-DAP partners
- Relevant commissioning boards
- Service Users
- Drug and Alcohol Treatment Providers
- Family and Friends
- The wider Norfolk community
- Ensure that the new treatment system places the recovery and reintegration of services users at the heart of its delivery
- Ensure that the new treatment system provides evidenced based high quality, value for money services.
Questions or comments
We would welcome any comments you have about the planned project and are happy to provide further details or answer any questions you may have.
If you wish to contact us regarding this project, please e-mail email@example.com
N-DAP Commissioning Strategies
The 2008-2012 Commissioning Strategies for Adults and Young People provide an overview of how N-DAP plans and purchases substance misuse services in Norfolk. To read these strategies, visit the Treatment Plans and Commissioning Strategies page.
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