Dudley CCG has launched the procurement process for a Multispecialty Community Provider (MCP), advertising for qualified providers interested in running the new organisation, responsible for providing health and other related services to people who live in the Dudley Borough.
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 aim of the CCG is for a single entity to run the MCP, delivering a range of services including community based physical health services for adults and children, some outpatient services, all mental health and learning disability services, sexual health and substance misuse services, the Urgent Care Centre and GP services including GP out-of-hours care. Adult social care services may be phased in at a later date.
Earlier this 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 the first vanguard to launch the procurement for an MCP. This represents a significant and unique opportunity for potential partners. The MCP will bring together services to create an accountable care organisation that will be able to deliver better integrated services designed to improve the lives of Dudley people.
‘Through enabling our staff to work more effectively together through a series of multi-disciplinary teams and a wider network of care, the MCP will support people in their own homes and communities to enhance individual independence and maximise their potential for improving their own health and wellbeing.”
The procurement will be run on the basis of a “competitive dialogue” and initial submissions from bidders are expected to be received by Mid July with discussions taking place with bidders during the Autumn.
It is expected that the contract, with the total annual potential value of £363m, will be in place by 1 April 2018 with service delivery commencing during the financial year 2018/19.