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Provision Of Lymphoedema Service.

Prior information notice without call for competition: Provision of Lymphoedema Service.

Description of the procurement:

The current Lymphoedema Service commenced as a pilot in November 2016 offering Lymphoedema treatment and self-care advice by a team of Complementary Therapists, non-registered staff trained to British Lymphology Society (BLS) standards in treatment / management of Lymphoedema including measuring and fitting of hosiery, and lymphatic drainage. NHS Norwich CCG (Coordinating Commissioner), with NHS North Norfolk and South Norfolk CCGs intend to commission a Complementary Primary Care led Lymphoedema Service with a provider who will work with the CCGs and local health system to provide an easily accessible service that improves equity of access, promotes early intervention, limits disease progression, reduces the need for time-consuming intensive therapy, and lowers hospital admission rates for cellulitis. Locally delivered, the service scope will cover those registered with practices within the stated CCGs localities, focusing on prevention, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of Lymphoedema to deliver a service that is Service User focused, adaptable to local needs and delivers on prevention of admission to hospital based care, clinical effectiveness outcomes and supports independence of the individual. The service will not cover children and young people (0-16 years of age), who will be seen within child specific services. Patients presenting with active cellulitis or an open wound will also be out of scope.

The new contract is planned to start from 1.4.2018 under the NHS Standard Contract for a period of 3 years.

The new service aims are to improve patient experience, improve the quality of life for those living with and beyond cancer and cancer treatment, and for those with Lymphoedema where lymphatic failure is a result of an otherwise normal lymphatic system. The proposed service will release outpatient capacity and reduce the number and duration of hospital admissions or attendances for complications of Lymphoedema.

The NHS must develop new ways of delivering care to consider changing needs of patients. It must improve productivity and efficiency in order to bridge an estimated financial gap. NHS organisations need to work with the local system to break down barriers between services, tackle waste and variations in care. Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) are place-based plans for improving health and care services, that set out how the NHS five year forward view will be delivered locally, a shift away from the focus on competition as a means of improving health services and instead a focus on NHS organisations to collaborate with each other and local partners.

Local service delivery challenges have been experienced in part due to increased demand, the need to change the way care is delivered in accordance with the local ST


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Tender notice number : 308544-2017

Notice type : Procurement Forecast

Open date : 2018-08-05

Tender documents : T41427826.html

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Date:Aug 6, 2017
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