Commissioning

30.10.18

Trust named as the preferred bidder for controversial £450m community services contract

West London NHS Trust has been announced as the preferred bidder to deliver its community services as part of a £450m contract for 10 years from 2019.

Ealing CCG revealed the trust as the lead provider, pending approval by NHS England and NHS Improvement, for its community-based services in the borough such as disability services, children’s nursery and mental health services.

The trust will work in partnership with Central & North West London NHS FT, the Hillingdon Hospitals NHS FT and other partners, with the contract planned for May 2019.

In September, two NHS trusts withdrew from the West London contract process because the financial value of the contract was too low to ensure they could provide safe quality services.

London North West University Healthcare Trust and then Central London Community Healthcare Trust both pulled out, saying there was a gap in the cost of the care and the amount the tender would allows the trust to spend.

But now that West London NHS Trust has been announced as the preferred bidder, it will run at least 36 adult and children community services for Ealing CCG.

This includes primary care, mental health and dementia support teams, Clayponds Community Hospital, and enhanced GP services supporting Ealing’s nursing homes.

Dr Mohini Parmar, chair of Ealing CCG, said: “This is really exciting news. West London NHS Trust and their partners bid was outstanding and they have shown a clear understanding of what we want to achieve and a willingness to embrace the challenge of delivering fully integrated health and care services.

“There is a lot to do over the next six months as we work up to the contract launch in May 2019.

“Patients should not see any difference in the services they receive on day one, but over a period of time, we will be looking to change and transform services so that they provide better and integrated care.”

Carolyn Regan, chief executive of West London NHS Trust, said: “As a long-standing provider of care in Ealing, we are particularly pleased to have this opportunity to build on our existing local physical and mental health community services to deliver high-quality, integrated care across the borough.

“Our experience and the expertise of our staff, complemented by those of our partners, put us in a strong position to deliver the improvements which patients, carers and local people tell us they want to see.”

 Image credit - Cathal McNaughton/PA Archive/PA Images

Enjoying NHE? Subscribe here to receive our weekly news updates or click here to receive a copy of the magazine!

 

Comments

There are no comments. Why not be the first?

Add your comment

 

national health executive tv

more videos >

latest healthcare news

Uni of Sheffield scientists synthesize new compound to improve PDT

26/02/2020Uni of Sheffield scientists synthesize new compound to improve PDT

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) could see its success rate when treating cancer improve after researchers at the University of Sheffield successfully ... more >
New treatment offers hope for people suffering with chronic cough

26/02/2020New treatment offers hope for people suffering with chronic cough

Researchers at the University of Manchester may be able to offer hope to millions suffering from a chronic cough, after a new study revealed a ne... more >
Two million people in England at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes

25/02/2020Two million people in England at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes

New NHS figures show around two million people in England are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, the highest figures on record. Coming a... more >

editor's comment

25/09/2017A hotbed of innovation

This edition of NHE comes hot on the heels of this year’s NHS Expo which, once again, proved to be a huge success at Manchester Central. A number of announcements were made during the event, with the health secretary naming the second wave of NHS digital pioneers, or ‘fast followers’, which follow the initial global digital e... read more >

last word

Haseeb Ahmad: ‘We all have a role to play in getting innovations quicker’

Haseeb Ahmad: ‘We all have a role to play in getting innovations quicker’

Haseeb Ahmad, president of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), sits down with National Health Executive as part of our Last Word Q&A series. Would you talk us th... more > more last word articles >

the scalpel's daily blog

Too much emphasis on leadership development… and not enough

24/02/2020Too much emphasis on leadership development… and not enough

Words by Dean Royles and Kevan Taylor, who continue their regular contribution to NHE’s blog content. Kevan and Dean work in organisations and systems providing strategic support, advice and development. Every time the NHS goes through one of its many, many structural reorganisations, there is a renewed emphasis on the importance of... more >
read more blog posts from 'the scalpel' >

comment

NHS England dementia director prescribes rugby for mental health and dementia patients

23/09/2019NHS England dementia director prescribes rugby for mental health and dementia patients

Reason to celebrate as NHS says watching rugby can be good for your mental health and wellbeing. As the best rugby players in the world repr... more >
Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

21/06/2019Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

Taking time to say thank you is one of the hidden pillars of a society. Being on the receiving end of some “thanks” can make communit... more >
Nurses named as least-appreciated public sector workers

13/06/2019Nurses named as least-appreciated public sector workers

Nurses have been named as the most under-appreciated public sector professionals as new research reveals how shockingly under-vauled our NHS, edu... more >
Creating the Cardigan integrated care centre

10/06/2019Creating the Cardigan integrated care centre

Peter Skitt, county director and commissioner for Ceredigion Hywel Dda University Health Board, looks ahead to the new integrated care centre bei... more >

interviews

Mike Farrar, Swim England - Last Word

07/12/2019Mike Farrar, Swim England - Last Word

Mike Farrar Chairperson of Swim England Would you talk us through your previous roles within the NHS? I’ve held a number of ... more >
Matt Hancock says GP recruitment is on the rise to support ‘bedrock of the NHS’

24/10/2019Matt Hancock says GP recruitment is on the rise to support ‘bedrock of the NHS’

Today, speaking at the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) annual conference, Matt Hancock highlighted what he believes to be the three... more >
NHS dreams come true for Teesside domestic

17/09/2019NHS dreams come true for Teesside domestic

Over 20 years ago, a Teesside hospital cleaner put down her mop and took steps towards her midwifery dreams. Lisa Payne has been delivering ... more >
How can winter pressures be dealt with? Introduce a National Social Care Service, RCP president suggests

24/10/2018How can winter pressures be dealt with? Introduce a National Social Care Service, RCP president suggests

A dedicated national social care service could be a potential solution to surging demand burdening acute health providers over the winter months,... more >

health service focus

View all News