How Verto Is Helping CCGs Manage Their PMOs And Achieve Effective Collaboration

Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are responsible for planning and commissioning health care services for their local area. They are responsible for the entire local population and are measured by how much they improve health outcomes.

In order to meet this broad remit CCGs work with a wide range of partners and deliver a wide range of projects.

 

What is a PMO?

 

A PMO (programme or project management office) serves as a central point for all a CCG’s projects. An effective PMO will help a CCG make sure it delivers its projects on time, on budget and in line with the project’s stated aims.

Because a PMO collates data from all a CCG’s projects, it gives managers the information they need to identify priorities and target resources. This data will also help the CCG show the tangible service and patient care improvements they are delivering.

A PMO will serve as a centre of excellence, providing control and governance as well as advice and guidance to project managers. This is particularly helpful for project managers who are not formally trained in project management.

Overall, a well-run PMO will help CCGs improve efficiency across the board, leading to savings in time and costs – essential for organisations that are under increasing financial pressure.

 

How Does Verto Help?

 

Verto’s project management and collaboration software is specifically designed to:

  • Support partnership working by bringing together, on one secure platform, everyone involved in managing and delivering a project. This includes the project’s wider stakeholders.
  • Make collaboration easier with tools such as instant messaging, file sharing, real-time updates and notifications.
  • Improve practice by linking project outputs with performance outcomes and through best practice templates and controls.
  • Strengthen governance and transparency with accurate data, flexible reporting and a clear view of all projects at any given time.
  • Standardise practice with a range of templates for key activities in the project cycle.

 

“18 months on and with over 350 projects loaded we are reaping the rewards of our Verto application.”

NHS Thurrock CCG and Basildon CCG

 

Comprehensive Support and Training from Verto

 

We provide support and training to help you set up your PMO and get the most from it once it’s up and running.

We provide full onsite training for your PMO staff and Verto administrators. We can run either train-the-trainer or end-user courses, whichever you prefer.

We can create bespoke workflow and reports to suit the way your CCG operates. We can offer useful insights from our own experience of PMOs and put you in touch with other clients who can share with you what they have learned. We can even set up forums for you to receive valuable feedback from the people who use your projects and services.

And if you need any help once your PMO is in use, our helpdesk team are there for you.

To find out more get in touch. And look out for future blogs where we’ll take a more detailed look at how we support an increasing number of CCGs and now STPs.