Private provider beats trusts and GP federation to community contract

Virgin Care has been named preferred provider to provide adult community services in the South of England as part of an alliance contract, ahead of a bid from local trusts and a GP federation.

The decision was made on 10 August by Guildford and Waverley Clinical Commissioning Group.

The alliance contract involves Virgin Care in partnership with Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Age UK Surrey and Surrey County Council.

A joint bid for the contract was also made by local GP federation Procare, Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust and again Royal Surrey County Hospital, but was subsequently rejected by the CCG….read more

Nursing Times: 23 August 2016

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