Following the launch of the procurement process for Dudley’s Multispecialty Community Provider (MCP) in June, Dudley CCG has now announced the bidder that has made it through to the next stage.
Following an initial evaluation, the CCG in partnership with Dudley Council, will enter into a dialogue process with a consortium involving four local NHS Trusts and local GPs. The four trusts are – Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust and Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
The new Multispecialty Community Provider (MCP) will bring together services in an integrated manner and will:
- hold a contract of up to 15 years’ duration;
- manage a single, whole-population budget;
- transform the access to and delivery of community health and care services with Primary Care at the centre, and
- meet a defined set of outcome and performance measures.
The consortium has been notified of their successful completion of the first part of the process and the dialogue phase will start in early September.
Last year the CCG held a public consultation into the development of Dudley MCP and local people have helped to shape the scope of services, outcomes and the key characteristics of this new organisation.
Paul Maubach, Chief Executive Officer, Dudley CCG said, “We are delighted to have a viable bidder to start the dialogue process with. This process will test out their ideas and see how well they match our vision for an organisation that will be able to deliver better integrated services designed to improve the lives of Dudley people”.
It is expected that the contract, with the total annual potential value of £363m, will be in place by Spring 2018 with service delivery commencing during the financial year 2018/19.