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Procurement of Somerset’s new Primary Care Out-of-Hours Service and NHS 111 reaches key milestone

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Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the GP led organisation responsible for the planning and funding of the county’s health services, has shortlisted four organisations wishing to either deliver a new Out-of-Hours Primary Care Service or the county’s 111 NHS helpline service.

The organisations shortlisted to proceed to the next phase of the procurement for the Primary Care Out-of-Hours Service are:

  •  BrisDoc
  • Northern Doctors
  • South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

 The organisations shortlisted to proceed to the next phase of the procurement process for NHS 111 are:

  • IC24
  • Northern Doctors
  • South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

In January 2014 Somerset CCG advertised for ‘expressions of interest’ from organisations prepared to manage one or both services. 

Somerset CCG is seeking a more integrated model of service to be developed for out-of-hours medical care and it is vital that the successful tendering organisations deliver seamless integration between both these component parts of the out-of-hours service.    

Commenting upon the shortlisting of organisations at this phase in the procurement process, Somerset CCG’s Chairman, Dr Matthew Dolman, said: 

 “We still have some way to go with the procurement process, but I would like to thank patients, carers and community stakeholders for their contribution to our review of out-of-hours services throughout 2012 and 2013.  Their views have played a very important part in setting the service specifications we are now going to be negotiating with the shortlisted organisations.”

A decision and announcement regarding the successful tendering organisations is not expected to be made until November 2014.
 

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