Following notification from North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT) that they will cease provision of the Community Children’s Health Partnership (CCHP) contract from March 2016, South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) together with our co-commissioners South Gloucestershire Council, Bristol CCG, Bristol City Council and NHS England have begun the process of securing a new service provider for an interim of 12 months.
This will cover the period April 2016 to end of March 2017. The planned re-commissioning of Children’s Community Health Services will continue as per the original timescale and have a permanent provider in place for April 2017.
We have shortlisted two providers who have now been asked to submit a further detailed proposal.
Subject to the successful evaluation of detailed proposals, the commissioners are intending to award an interim contract in October 2015.
Continuing care and support
As commissioners the safety of the service is of paramount importance to us and we will ensure the service is delivered to the highest possible standards.
We would like to reassure children, young people, their families and carers that there will be no change to the care and support provided.