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West Midlands CCGs award five contracts worth £54 million


8 December 2015

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Seven West Midlands clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have awarded five contracts for commissioning support services, worth a total of £54 million.

NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU have been awarded contracts for providing: business intelligence; information technology, and medicines management services.

NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands (GEM) CSU have been awarded the contracts for providing the CCGs with: end-to-end commissioning support services; and continuing healthcare and individual funding requests.

Seven West Midlands clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have awarded five contracts for commissioning support services, worth a total of £54 million.

NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU have been awarded contracts for providing: business intelligence; information technology, and medicines management services.

NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands (GEM) CSU have been awarded the contracts for providing the CCGs with: end-to-end commissioning support services; and continuing healthcare and individual funding requests.

The four-year contracts will begin in April 2016 and include NHS Birmingham Cross City CCG, NHS Birmingham South Central CCG, NHS Dudley CCG, NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG, NHS Solihull CCG, NHS Walsall CCG and NHS Wolverhampton CCG.

The mobilisation will be overseen by a Commissioning Support Services Joint Mobilisation Board, which is a partnership between the individual CCGs and the successful CSUs.

Dr Diane Reeves, accountable officer for NHS Birmingham South Central CCG, said: “As a large group of CCGs, we operate in a diverse and complex environment across the West Midlands; I feel confident that these organisations have the capacity and capability we need to support the seven CCGs delivery of the Five Year Forward View and to continue on our journey, collectively and individually, as transformational commissioners.

“We are confident that the two CSUs will help us, as commissioners, ensure that our patients across Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country have access to the high-quality and local care they expect and deserve,” she added. 

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