The Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group has made the following announcement regarding community health services in Bedfordshire:
East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) has now been awarded the contract to deliver Community Health Services in Bedfordshire from
1 April 2018.
The five year contract will be delivered in partnership with Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust (CCS) under a sub-contractual agreement with ELFT. The contract will cover a range of adult and children’s community health and care services and other specialist services including nutrition and dietetics, podiatry services, wheelchair services, community dental services, as well as drug and alcohol services for children and young people.
ELFT is a leading provider of Community Health Services and has provided assurance of their track record of delivering services to a high standard. They have also outlined their ability to drive change, transform services and achieve excellence. The new contract which is based on the delivery of agreed outcomes, aims to transform community services, support the sustainability of primary care and the acute sector and ensure patients will receive care that is centred on their needs, co-ordinated through integrated multi-disciplinary teams and delivered within the community – closer to home.
The present provider Essex Partnership University Trust (EPUT) is working closely with ELFT and CCS to ensure a safe handover and smooth transition for service users, patients and carers. People will still see the same clinical or support support staff wherever possible as relevant staff from EPUT will transfer to the new service.
The new contract enables us to continue delivering health and social care services to local people that will be high quality, safe, fit for purpose and sustainable.