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CCG tenders contract worth £211m to take on part of ACS

CCG tenders contract worth £211m to take on part of ACS

NHS Nottingham City CCG has put out to tender a £210.9m contract to run the region’s community services
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NHS Nottingham City CCG has put out to tender a £210.9m contract to run the region’s community services.

The six-year contract is set to cover all out of hospital community services and will form part of a larger accountable care system (ACS) being set up in the region.

According to the tender document, the CCG says: ‘The successful Provider must form part of the ACS and as part of this will be expected to help shape and deliver its part of the single risk bearing entity.’

It adds that the ACS being set up in Nottinghamshire ‘will be a place-based system of health and social care’ in which organisations accept joint accountability for ‘improving the health of the population, quality of services and managing the common resource’.

Healthcare Leader reported last week that Nottingham and Nottinghamshire sustainability and transformation partnership (STP) awarded a £2.7m contract to a private consulting firm to help set up their accountable care system.

In June, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire STP one of eight areas to be chosen by NHS England to progress from a partnership into an ACS.

The ACS said using the private firms will give the healthcare system ‘the best chase of success’ as the current healthcare team lacks the ‘real-life experience’ of building a system ‘on a scale and at a pace that hasn’t been achieved in England before’.

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