NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is delighted to announce that following a competitive tendering process City Health Care Partnership CIC (CHCP CIC) has been awarded contracts to provide integrated community care, urgent care and integrated sexual health services across Hull.
CHCP CIC will be the ‘Lead Provider’ for all three contracts and will work in partnership with a number of other local providers to deliver integrated services to the population of Hull.
Integrated community care services include community nursing, management of long term conditions, intermediate care and reablement, therapy and rehabilitation and specialist palliative and end of life care. CHCP CIC has previously provided a significant number of these services, and from April 2016 service delivery will be developed and enhanced through care coordination alongside integration with social care, the local hospitals and GP practices.
Urgent care services include GP out of hours and minor injury units and help to divert patients from A&E, easing the pressure on Hull Royal Infirmary. These will be enhanced to further improve the offer to the communities in Hull.
Integrated sexual health services, which range from community gynaecology to vasectomy, will be provided seven days a week from five health centres across the city, with a central hub at the Wilberforce Centre in Story Street.
Emma Latimer, Chief Officer of NHS Hull CCG, said:
“We know that we have a challenge to improve health, wellbeing and life expectancy in our communities. We therefore wanted to ensure that the new contracts seek to deliver integrated and seamless services which measurably improve health outcomes for local people.
“I am delighted to confirm that CHCP CIC will deliver community healthcare for people in Hull for the next five years, helping to make a healthier future for the city. CHCP CIC also continues to invest in Hull, employing local people and reinvesting in our community.”
Andrew Burnell, CHCP CIC Chief Executive, said:
“We are extremely pleased to have been given the go-ahead to provide these important services for the people of Hull. It’s a fantastic opportunity for us to be able to build on the work we’ve started and also to start to do things differently so that we can truly meet the needs of the local population. I would personally like to thank colleagues in CHCP CIC for all their continued hard work.”