Cameron Consulting Autumn Newsletter
 

Welcome to our Winter Newsletter containing all the latest developments, changes and new programmes designed specifically with our clients in mind.

Malling Health -
NHS client list goes from strength to strength

Our NHS - Our FutureFollowing on from recent NHS contract wins, we are delighted to announce that we are working with Malling Health to aid with their set up of 16 (and counting!) GP led health centres around the country. Malling Health started life providing primary care services tracing right back to the inception of the NHS in 1948, and they believe that even today they continue to innovate in the services they offer, by using modern technologies to enhance patient access. These new GP-led health centres will be open seven days a week from eight in the morning until eight in the evening, offering extra GP services and are there to essentially complement the services provided by other local GP’s - they came into existence following a review of equitable access to primary care by Lord Darzi. Our role is very much around project managing a safe & secure implementation of each individual clinic, liaising with the PCT’s, ensuring successful procurement of required surgery fixtures, outsourcing of legal, HR, Marketing & Design and IM&T (Information Management and Technology) service both during implementation and following service commencement. Most importantly ensuring that when in place, the clinics offer an outstanding patient experience. This is a great move for Cameron Consulting and utilises Karen’s previous experience of the NHS while working for a large pharmaceutical company.

For more information on work we do within the NHS, please contact karen.thody@cameron-consulting.co.uk

BEST PRACTICE
Greenwich Council -
Developing an Integrated Supply Chain

Greenwich CouncilGreenwich Council have now appointed a number of supply chain specialists at the second tier level to work with first tier contractors in the delivery of a major capital works programme following a lengthy tender process including supplier selection via the European Union. The selected specialists will be involved in supplying components such as kitchens, boilers, windows, doors and roofing materials. In our continued role with Greenwich Council, we are now involved in integrating the specialists into the current partnering arrangements in place between capital and revenue contractors. Initially this will entail a series of workshops and meetings, aimed at integrating the team. The entire selection process has been designed adopting the Strategic Forum’s Integrated Toolkit. The development of this toolkit was initially funded by Constructing Excellence and has been used in the initial procurement strategy through to supplier selection and appointment. This followed a 7 step process as follows:-

1 Identify and rank product and service procurement needs
2 Evaluate spend for product and service groups
3 Define the risk associated with each product or service
4 Development of procurement strategy
5 Tendering and supplier selection
6 Working together - Workshops
7 Analysis of supplier/customer relationships

We are now at Step 6 of the process and are excited by the prospect of supplier engagement in the delivery of the remainder of the capital programme.

Kings Hill Rovers Charity Ball

Cameron Consulting is proud to be sponsoring the Kings Hill Rovers FC Charity Ball at the Ashford International Hotel on 28 February 2009. The Charities that will be the beneficiaries of this event are ‘Kent Kids Miles of Smiles’ and ‘Little Havens’, both of which are local South East based charities specialising in caring for children with acute needs.

Further information including availability of remaining tickets for the Charity Ball can be obtained by contacting karen.thody@cameron-consulting.co.uk.

Kings Hill Rovers, Kent Kids, Little Havens

For further information about anything contained in the newsletter, please contact us:-
Email: info@cameron-consulting.co.uk  Tel: 01732 897766
40 Churchill Square, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent, ME19 4QF

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Cameron Consulting achieves the Quality
Standard

BSIWe are delighted to announce that following a recent inspection by BSI, Cameron Consulting has achieved the Quality Standard ISO9001. The certification relates to all of our business activities in the delivery of management and construction related consultancy and training services. We are committed to delivering quality services to our customers and see this important achievement as part of our sustained growth strategy, or in William Edwards Deming’s words ‘improving quality will reduce expenses while increasing productivity and market share’.

New Consultant

We are delighted to announce that Allyson King-Smith has joined us as a Consultant. Allyson is a Quantity Surveyor with particular experience in Facilities Management and Engineering, coming from a mainly contracting sector background. Allyson will be supporting us in a range of services including cost consultancy, project auditing, contractor selection and bid writing.

CIH Conference - Brighton Stand 60
3rd - 5th March 2009

Future proofing in the South East

We are proud to be exhibiting at The Chartered Institute of Housing Conference in Brighton this year. This year the theme is ‘future proofing the south east’ and future proofing is very much the theme of our stand! We already have press adverts out which highlight the difference that Cameron Consulting can provide with the strap lines

  • “Helping Your Business Develop a clear vision”
  • “Helping Your Business Avoid Unforeseen Risks”

We will be showing some of the techniques we use with clients and some of our Best Practice that we know you will find of interest for your own projects. Additionally, our whole team will be manning the stand at various points during the week, so please do come and introduce yourself - we’re right opposite the Older Persons Feature - so very easy to find!

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We have 20 tickets to give away, if you would like a ticket, please e-mail sarah.rae@cameron-consulting.co.uk and she will make sure that one gets to you in plenty of time.