NSCP wins big health contract

PUBLISHED: 10:00 09 October 2015




The chief executive of North Somerset Community Partnership (NSCP) says she is ‘delighted’ after the organisation was announced as the provider of community healthcare services in North Somerset.

NSCP was revealed as the North Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) preferred bidder in August before its new model of care was tested and refined.

The model of care includes the provision of nearly 30 community healthcare services, including all community-based adult health services and some children’s services such as health visitors and specialist community services.

Penny Brown, NSCP chief executive, says she is looking forward to the future and improving healthcare in the county.

She said: “We are delighted to have been formally awarded the contract and are very excited to be in a position to implement a new model of care that responds to the needs of people in North Somerset.

“This is a great opportunity for us to build on our success and work in partnership with our stakeholders and third sector organisations to make a real difference in our community.

“We are in a strong position to contribute to the future vision of health and care and I am confident that this will enable us to make things even better for the population of North Somerset.

“We look forward to the future.”

Following a 10-day standstill period, subject to no challenges being received from unsuccessful bidders, the five-year contract is due to be signed from October 14.

The one other organisation that was invited to submit a final tender was Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

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