Connect Vending is a grass roots independent regional hot drink, vending and fresh food supplier. Founded in 1996 by Stuart Coutts, Connect Vending has had exponential growth over the last 20 years.
Four organisations have each been awarded £145,000 from the Health Foundation to replicate successful health and care interventions using social franchising and licensing techniques.
Social franchising and licensing are methods to replicate and scale interventions that have not yet been used widely in health care in the UK.
Over the next year, as part of the Health Foundation’s Exploring Social Franchising and Licensing programme, the organisations will develop a replication model to widen use of proven interventions to enhance care.
The Health Foundation has been working with Spring Impact and project teams from across the country to develop the new programme.
The projects are: Scaling and replicating IRIS through social franchising; Replicating Pathway’s homeless health hospital team model to towns and cities experiencing significant homelessness; Scale up, replication and licensing of the PINCER intervention; and Developing a licensed, social franchising model for regional hubs to roll out effective local multi-professional maternity training.
The new projects are currently subject to contracts being finalised.
HB provides its final Top 10 list of 2017 focusing on the trusts leading the way in making efficiency savings through GS1 standards and barcoding technology