Virgin Care has indicated it will bid for an NHS contract to provide children’s community and mental health services in Devon worth at least £259m over seven years, HSJ has learned.

The company is the incumbent provider of most of the services being tendered after winning a contract in 2012.

A company spokesman said: “We’re looking forward to… continue to integrate and improve services in Devon from April 2019.”

Virgin’s contract was due to expire in the spring but last October it was given £35m to continue to run the service for another 12 months while Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group prepared for re-procurement.

The re-procurement process will begin next month, subject to the proposal being approved at a governing body meeting today….read more

HSJ: 25 January 2018

Write A Comment