NHS Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has appointed Humber NHS Foundation Trust (FT) as the preferred bidder for delivering an Integrated Prevention, Community Care and Support service for Adults.
The £80.6 million contract, which has the potential to run for seven years, includes community nursing, physiotherapy and occupational therapy, plus specialist nursing and other therapies in the first year, and continuing healthcare assessments, frailty, and elderly medicine outpatients from year two.
NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG is an early adopter of NHS England’s partially integrated Multi Speciality Community Provider model and began the process to commission a new integrated community service for adults in April this year.
The announcement of the successful bidder follows a rigorous procurement and evaluation exercise which saw Humber NHS FT and two other organisations invited to remain in the tendering process and put forward detailed proposals on how they would deliver the contract.
NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG Chief Officer, Simon Cox, said: “Humber NHS Foundation Trust put forward an excellent model which aligns strongly with the CCG’s vision for community services.
“They propose that person-centred care focusing on prevention, health promotion and wellbeing, led by primary care with an integrated primary/community/social care team is the default for patients.
“We look forward to working with Humber NHS FT as they begin their service transformation programme.
“Meanwhile, we recognise the wealth of skills and knowledge held by staff currently working in community services and our intention is to work closely with Humber NHS FT and York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - the existing service provider - to ensure services are safely transitioned and staff have the opportunity to TUPE across to the new provider.”
Humber NHS Foundation Trust is a multi-speciality health and social care teaching provider, and currently delivers community, mental health, primary care and specialist services to almost 650,000 residents living in Whitby, Hull and East Riding and the wider Yorkshire region.
It operates across many sites and in a range of settings including a specialist forensic unit, community hospitals, inpatient mental health units, health centres, GP practices and people’s own homes.
Humber NHS FT Chief Executive, Michele Moran, said: “We are thrilled to be chosen as the preferred provider and are excited about the opportunity to deliver outstanding integrated person-centred services for the Scarborough and Ryedale area that the population and our commissioner expect and deserve.
“We are delighted at the prospect of developing closer working relationships with all our partners, especially those in primary and social care and look forward to enhancing the system-wide working that has already started, that will deliver thriving and sustainable communities.”