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Cornwall puts £22m of children’s services out to tender


10 October 2014

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Children’s services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have been put out to tender for £22 million this month. 
NHS Kernow, working with Cornwall Council, NHS England and the Isles of Scilly Council have made the decision after months of consultation with local patients and their families. 

Children’s services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have been put out to tender for £22 million this month. 
NHS Kernow, working with Cornwall Council, NHS England and the Isles of Scilly Council have made the decision after months of consultation with local patients and their families. 
Contracts for school nursing, speech and language therapy, health visiting, family nurse partnership and child and adolescent specialist mental health services are among 23 services now available for private companies and NHS-linked charities to run. 
Sue Smith, programme director for delivery at NHS Kernow said: “This decision will ensure we have a robust service in place for 1 April, 2016, that allows children, young people and their families to access services that improve children and young people’s health and wellbeing.
“It is our vision to improve people’s experience of care and support and reduce the cost of care. This procurement will ensure we achieve this.”

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