Trusts, council and GPs battle for £80m new care model contract

Two foundation trusts and a consortium formed by the county council and local GPs are set to compete for an £80m community services contract, HSJ can reveal.

Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group has named the three organisations shortlisted for its seven year, £80m multispecialty community provider contract.

Commissioners have also has also revealed York Teaching Hospital FT, the current community services provider, has chosen not to bid for the contract.

The organisations shortlisted for the next stage of the procurement process are:

  • Humber FT;
  • County Durham and Darlington FT; and
  • a consortium formed by North Yorkshire county council and a federation of six local GP practices called East Coast Health Options Community Interest Company.

The contract includes all adult community services and the successful bidder is expected to be announced in the autumn, with a view that the contract will go live in April 2018.

HSJ reported last week that the CCG had scaled back its original ambition to procure a £1.3bn, 10 year MCP contract.

Full story in The HSJ, 7 August 2017