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West Lancashire CCG awards £65m contract to Virgin Care

West Lancashire CCG awards £65m contract to Virgin Care

West Lancashire CCG has awarded Virgin Care a £65m contract to provide community and urgent care services in the area from April
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West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has awarded Virgin Care a £65m contract to provide community and urgent care services in the area from April.

The company, which takes over the two five-year contracts from 1 April, will be providing GP out of hours and walk-in centres, community matrons, treatment room clinics, IV therapy and end of life teams, among other services.

Virgin Care was shortlisted alongside Optum, a private firm, Lancashire Care FT and Bridgewater Community Healthcare FT for the community services contract worth £45m.

Optum was Virgin Care’s only other competition for the urgent care services contract worth £20m.

Dr John Caine, chair of the CCG, added: “We are pleased to announce that Virgin Care has been successful in this process. Through the bid Virgin Care demonstrated a true understanding of our vision and we are assured it will deliver a quality service for our local community within this new model of care.

“Virgin Care will now work closely with the existing provider Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust in the run up to delivering the services from 1 April 2017. The CCG and Virgin Care will also be talking to the local community about their plans and welcoming views during this next phase of the process”.

“Although this is a change in the provider, patients will still receive safe, quality treatment and care during this period of transition”.

In a statement the CCG added: “Local residents can be assured that all services commissioned within this process will continue to be delivered as part of the NHS and will remain free at the point of contact.”

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