Connell Consulting
Essential reading for the healthcare business
 
 
Remember me:
Skip Navigation LinksHealthInvestor article
Five private firms shortlisted for Staffordshire contract

Five private firms have been shortlisted in the bidding process for Staffordshire’s £1.2 billion NHS cancer and palliative care services.

Run by the NHS Strategic Projects Team for the four local clinical commissioning groups, the move is the NHS’ biggest outsourcing exercise to date.

The services have been divided into two, ten-year contracts that are designed to provide an integrated care pathway for the patients. The cancer care contract is worth £687 million while the end of life contract has a value of £535 million.

Five bidders passed the pre-qualification stage for the cancer care contract:
  • CSC Computer Sciences
  • Interserve Investments
  • The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
  • United Health UK
  • University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

Seven bidders pre-qualified for the end-of-life care contract:
  • CSC Computer Sciences
  • Health Management
  • Interserve Investments
  • The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
  • United Health UK
  • University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust
  • Virgin Care

The next stage in the process is the ‘invitation to submit outline solutions’. However, the documentation will not be released until the Staffordshire commissioners have reviewed NHS England’s ‘Five year forward view’.

The procurement process will run until the summer of 2015 and no contracts will be settled before next year’s general election according to the Strategic Projects Team.

Andy Donald, chief officer for Stafford & Surrounds and Cannock Chase CCGs said: “Our aim is to deliver the best possible cancer and end-of-life care for patients in Staffordshire so today’s announcement represents a significant milestone for our programme. “We will be continuing to listen and gather feedback from our communities to ensure we reach our goal of delivering care that is among the best in Europe right here in Staffordshire.”


Related articles:

Posted on: 12/11/2014

Latest news stories

23/06/2017
Duke Street-backed Voyage Care is in exclusivity to buy Focus Care Agency, a domiciliary care provider, HealthInvestor UK understands.
23/06/2017
AnimalCare, a UK-based supplier of veterinary medicine and products, is set to acquire Ecuphar, a larger firm based in Europe, in a reverse takeover.
22/06/2017
The Democratic Unionist Party has requested an additional £1 billion for the NHS in Northern Ireland, according to sources speaking to the BBC.
22/06/2017
London-listed Assura has raised £98.4 million in gross proceeds through an oversubscribed placing.
22/06/2017
Mark Robson has joined mental health provider Elysium Healthcare as chief financial officer.


HealthInvestor Events


children's services special report
- part 2

Success at Witherslack Group has been driven by a focus on high acuity cases and a substantial support structure for teachers, finds Ploy Radford
Read more



politics
Believe the polls, and June's election will spell more of the same, with a renewed Tory majority bringing few changes for health and care. The polls, though, have much to prove. Sarah Williams weighs up what the different parties' pledges could mean...
Read more


Christie + Co


company profile - Huntercombe Group

The Huntercombe Group is going through a transformation, and is allegedly being sold to ease Four Seasons' unwieldy debt levels. Ploy Radford asks CEO Valerie Michie if the business is shaking off the past
Read more





interview - Avnish Goyal

Avnish Goyal, managing director of Hallmark Care Homes and chair of Care England, talks to Ploy Radford about building a successful care business, the perils of sale and leaseback and what the future holds for the care sector
Read more



HealthInvestor blog
The Competition & Markets Authority has held a mirror up to the sector and it’s not comfortable viewing

Click here to view the Editor's blog


Chairman and non-executive director for various care sector-related companies, partner at private equity fund Duke Street and a keen musician
Dr Stewart Southey and Marc Kitten of Candesic review the latest applications of blockchain technology to healthcare and life sciences
Is supported living always the best option? Clare Connell and Charlotte Bushnell of Connell Consulting investigate
The Huntercombe Group is going through a transformation, and is allegedly being sold to ease Four Seasons’ unwieldy debt levels. Ploy Radford asks CEO Valerie Michie if the business is shaking off the past
As Circle exits the London Stock Exchange, Nick Herbert investigates the host of factors that determine whether a company should remain public or go private

Click here to search all feature articles












Search news
and features



Go






Christie + Co