New £1billion health contract draws nearer

PUBLISHED: 07:32 19 July 2019

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Health bosses have chosen the likely winner of a £1billion contract to provide adult community services across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

But people must wait to find out the name of the organisation likely to run NHS services such as community nursing, diabetes support and physiotherapy across the region from April 2020.

The 10-year contract offered by Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Group (CCG) will see a single organisation paid around £100million per year to run dozens of services across the area, included those provided North Somerset Community Partnership (NSCP).

NSCP runs North Somerset Community Hospital in Clevedon.

NHS commissioners have selected a 'preferred provider' following a tender process but background checks must be ratified.

CCG chief executive Julia Ross said the decision is not a foregone conclusion while that process is ongoing.

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