Trust wins community services contracts worth £148m
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded a number of five year contracts by the Nottinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (excluding Bassetlaw) to deliver Community Services and Adult and Children Therapy Services across areas of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
The Trust’s community services, provided by Health Partnerships (HP), won a competitive tender process to secure the £148.177m total contracts for all eight services tendered for.
HP currently provides the majority of the eight services to patients across South Nottinghamshire and the new contracts will enable them to continue to deliver the same high quality services and care when the new contracts are implemented.
The new contracts, which will begin in April 2016 for five years, with a possible two year extension, include the following services:
- Rushcliffe Adult Integrated Care Teams
- Nottingham North and East Adult Integrated Care Teams
- Nottingham West Adult Integrated Care Teams
- Community Nursing Evening and Night Service
- Integrated Children and Young People’s Health Services
- Children in Care Nursing
- Adult Allied Health Professionals:
Dietetics (including Paediatrics)
Speech and Language
Diabetes Education Programmes
- Short Term Rehabilitation (for three years)
Nursing rehabilitation beds
Complex nursing – rehabilitation (Lings Bar Hospital)
Paul Smeeton, Chief Operating Executive of Health Partnerships, said:
“I am absolutely delighted that the Trust has been chosen to deliver these services for the communities in Nottinghamshire. This will provide a period of stability for our staff in which they can engage with patients and continue to develop services for the future in a creative and innovative way – ensuring that patient care remains the most important thing we think about."
“I look forward to continued successful relationships with our partners to deliver these services to the best of our ability, especially Primary Integrated Community Services Ltd (PICS), who worked with us on the services in Nottingham West and Nottingham North and East, East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) and Nottingham Emergency Medical Services (NEMS).
“The tender process has created an ideal opportunity to further develop and improve our new integrated health services by streamlining the number of different services into a more coordinated offer for patients.”
Dr Kelvin Lim, Medical Director of PICS said “The provider alliance of NEMS, EMAS PICS and Nottinghamshire Healthcare is an exciting opportunity to ensure that the residents of Nottinghamshire are able to access health services appropriately and in a timely fashion. At PICS we are keen to work with our fellow colleagues to ensure we deliver holistic care throughout the patient journey.”
Commenting on the contract, Sam Walters, Chief Officer of Nottingham North and East said: “Nottinghamshire Healthcare has an excellent reputation for the delivery of safe, high quality care to the people of Nottinghamshire. They were awarded the contracts following a robust procurement process, during which they demonstrated they could deliver sustainable, high quality services that offer value for money.
“This procurement has allowed us to further integrate services, and provide more opportunities for the providers to work with health and social care partners to deliver transformation projects. The new contracts will ensure focus on improved outcomes for patients.
“Over the next few months, we will be working with all providers to ensure a smooth transition of services. For our patients, it’s business as usual and they will continue to receive high quality community health services.”