Bromley Healthcare awarded three new service contracts commencing in December
PUBLISHED: 09:33 05 July 2017 | UPDATED: 09:33 05 July 2017
NHS Bromley Clinical Commissing Group gave the contracts following a procurement process with patients, clinicians and managers
A local healthcare provider has been awarded three new contracts to provide services within the borough by NHS Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group.
Bromley Healthcare’s new contracts, covering community health services for children and adults, services to help people live healthily and independently at home, GP out of hours services and support for patients discharged from hospital, will commence in December and run for five years.
The contracts were awarded following a procurement process where patients, clinicians and managers tested out what services users required and how they’re delivered. This information was used to develop models of care that will “better meet the needs of our growing population, many of whom have complex health conditions.”
Dr Andrew Parson, clinical chair of NHS Bromley CCG, said: “This is the largest procurement of health services we have ever undertaken in Bromley. It has been a thorough and robust process with the ultimate aim of delivering improved care for our patients.
“I am particularly pleased that services for children and young people will be more joined up and provided from easy to access locations such as chidlren’s centres, schools and at home.”
Dr Angela Bhan, chief officer of NHS Bromley CCG, said: “When we first embarked on the procurement of community health services, we knew that it would be an intensive process involving many partners, patients and staff. We also knew it gave us a great opportunity to make a difference to the healthcare provided to our patients, who can expect to see improvements such as reduced waiting times, improved access to care in the community and better support to live independently and avoid going into hospital.”
Jacqui Scott, chief executive of Bromley Healthcare, added: “The Bromley GP Alliance has been integral in the development of our new models of care and I look forward to working closely with them and all local providers in delivering the new contracts.
“I would also like to pay tribute to our staff for their continued hard work and commitment during this process. Patient satisfaction (measured through the NHS Friends and Family test results) has remained consistently high, often being the highest across London and nationally in the top four.”