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GEM CSU and Arden CSU to merge


19 November 2014

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Great East Midlands CSU (GEM CSU) and Arden CSU will merge on 1 April 2015, following approval from NHS England.

After the merger, the newly formed organisation will provide services including informatics, Continuing Health Care, service transformation and corporate functions such as finance and human resources.  

The two organisations currently provide specialist support to 37 clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) over a wide geographic area, serving customers from Lincolnshire, Worcestershire and Essex.

Great East Midlands CSU (GEM CSU) and Arden CSU will merge on 1 April 2015, following approval from NHS England.

After the merger, the newly formed organisation will provide services including informatics, Continuing Health Care, service transformation and corporate functions such as finance and human resources.  

The two organisations currently provide specialist support to 37 clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) over a wide geographic area, serving customers from Lincolnshire, Worcestershire and Essex.

The CSUs believe the merger will provide opportunities to develop new and innovative services as well as allow healthcare staff to develop new skills.

GEM CSU is one of the largest commissioning support units in the country and currently serves 20 CCGs with a population of around five million.

John Parkes, managing director of GEM CSU, said: “This merger will bring together the best innovations from two successful CSUs to deliver excellent services and value for money.

“We are very excited about our new organisation and our contribution towards improving health outcomes for our population.”

Rachel Pearce, managing director of Arden CSU added: “Our two organisations already have strong working relationships and we share the same values and commitment to making CSUs a highly valued partner for our customers.

“We have a fantastic opportunity to spread best practice at scale by rolling out local specialisms across a broader range of customers.”

On 1 April 2014, Staffordshire & Lancashire CSU merged with Central Midlands CSU. The new organisation serves 5.8 million people with a combined commissioning budget of £6.84 billon.

 

 

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