According to Birmingham CrossCity CCG’s board papers, an external impact assessment, conducted after the contract was awarded, “reveals a potential cost pressure to CCGs and the need for further analysis… particularly in financial terms”.
The CCG is affected by the contract, although the tender was led by Birmingham South Central CCG.
HSJ understands much of this new cost pressure will arise from “stranded costs”. Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust – the current provider of services for people aged 16 and over – says it will lose £14.2m a year in revenue as a result of the transfer but it may not be able to cut expenditure by the same amount…
Full article at HSJ.