Essential reading for the healthcare business
 
 
Remember me:
Skip Navigation LinksHealthInvestor article
PwC: BupaCSH MSK contract could damage local trust

An independent report on BupaCSH’s musculoskeletal services (MSK) contract has stated that the new service could “negatively impact” the local NHS trust.

Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) awarded BupaCSH a five-year, £235 million contract to deliver local MSK services in September 2014. Previously, the services were managed by Western Sussex Hospitals Foundation Trust.

However, Coastal West Sussex CCF and the trust jointly commissioned PwC to carry out an independent assessment of the contract after the trust raised concerns about its impact on wider hospital services.

PwC’s report concluded that it could “achieve benefits” but that the “cumulative impact of loss of MSK services” could add up to £13.4 million over the five-year contract. This would result in the trust falling into deficit. This could happen “specifically if providers conduct outpatient activity but do not also provide inpatient services”.

This news comes after Bedford Hospital NHS Trust refused to sign the contract for local MSK services awarded to Circle in November 2014 due to potential impact on the viability of the trauma service.

Marianne Griffiths, chief executive of the Western Sussex Hospitals Foundation Trust, said that if the implications were not mitigated it would “seriously affect the care we are able to provide our patients in our hospitals”.

The new service is still due to begin in April, but if this is to be achieved “there is a considerable amount of work to be completed by all parties,” the auditors concluded.

The CCG’s chief clinical officer Katie Armstrong said the group will now “fully explore the financial and clinical implications” and stated that the contract will not be signed until it has been reassured.

BupaCSH is a joint venture between Bupa and Central Surrey Healthcare. Under the terms of the Sussex MSK contract, BupaCSH is the prime contractor and has to work with other providers to coordinate all treatment and care for people with muscle, joint and bone conditions in the area.


Related articles:

Posted on: 07/01/2015

Latest news stories

20/07/2018
Alchemy Dental Practice’s two dental practices in Stoke-on-Trent and Crewe have completed a management buyout.
20/07/2018
New health secretary Matt Hancock has emphasized that technology will be one of three top priorities under his leadership.
17/07/2018
Sovereign Capital Partners has exited Xendo, the pharmaceutical, medical devices and healthcare project management company it acquired in a management buyout in 2016.
16/07/2018
Barchester Healthcare, one of UK’s biggest care home groups, is being put up for sale in a deal valued at more than £2.5 billion, according to the Press Association.
16/07/2018
Hospital group Ramsay Health Care UK has launched a programme to encourage staff to challenge unsafe behaviour.


Civica


HealthInvestor blog
The health and social care sector needs to embrace gender diversity after disappointing pay gap results

Click here to view the HealthInvestor blog


Alcohol abuse in Scotland has cost the country dearly. Will imposing minimum pricing on alcohol have the desired affect on health and social care though? Clare Connell and Freddie Evans of Connell Consulting investigate
This year’s gender pay reporting revealed there is still an issue with equality in health and care. Sarah Williams digs into the numbers, and asks what companies can and should be doing about it
Private equity house August Equity tells Ploy Radford how its strategy of focusing on the smaller end of the mid-market is the best recipe for success
Outcomes First Group is developing pathways of care that will cover a person with special needs for life. CEO Graham Baker tells Ploy Radford how the company is achieving that in a tough funding and recruitment environment
The term ‘future-proof’ may be bandied about in health and care, but what do facilities designed to stand the test of time really look like? Sarah Williams takes a look across the sector

Click here to search all feature articles



architecture

The term 'future-proof' may be bandied about in health and care, but what do facilities designed to stand the test of time really look like? Sarah Williams takes a look across the sector
Read more


Christie + Co

my images



gender equality

This year's gender pay reporting revealed there is still an issue with equality in health and care. Sarah Williams digs into the numbers, and asks what companies can and should be doing about it
Read more














Search news
and features



Go




Bevan Brittan