Into The Mainstream Ayslum Seeker and Refugee Health Team

Into The Mainstream Ayslum Seeker and Refugee Health Team

NHS Nottingham City and Nottingham City Council invite offers from suitably qualified organisations to deliver an asylum seeker and refugee health team (branded as Into the Mainstream), to improve access to healthcare services for asylum seekers and refugees, and increase knowledge and capacity around the health needs of asylum seekers and refugees in main stream healthcare services.

REFERENCE CPU/1071
Awarding body Nottingham City Council

Est. value

£740,000

Est. Start Date: 01/04/2013
Est. End Date: 01/04/2013

Description

NHS Nottingham City and Nottingham City Council invite offers from suitably qualified organisations to deliver an asylum seeker and refugee health team (branded as Into the Mainstream), to improve access to healthcare services for asylum seekers and refugees, and increase knowledge and capacity around the health needs of asylum seekers and refugees in main stream healthcare services.

The service will work with newly dispersed and pre-existing asylum seekers, to ensure GP registration and raise awareness of how to access healthcare services. The service will also signpost asylum seekers and refugees to statutory and voluntary services, to enable their wider needs, such as housing, education, social support, and employment, to be met, and engage with GP practices and other frontline healthcare to staff to facilitate access to healthcare where required.

Applicants will be expected to:

• Ensure GP registration of all newly dispersed asylum seekers
• Increase GP registration amongst pre-existing asylum seeker and refugee communities through individual and community outreach work
• Raise awareness and understanding of the role and use of NHS services with both newly dispersed and pre-existing asylum seekers and refugees
• Signpost asylum seekers and refugees to appropriate services, both statutory and voluntary
• Work with General Practitioners, in particular those registered to provide care through the Asylum Seeker and Refugee Locally Enhanced Service, to provide training for GP practices and other healthcare services, equipping them to address the health needs and improve access to care for asylum seekers and refugees
• Work with mental health, sexual health and maternity services to asylum seekers

Applicants will be required to work in partnership with a number of statutory and voluntary organisations including Nottingham City Council, Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group, and General Practices and other health and social care professionals in order to deliver this service.

The annual contract value will not exceed £58,000.

The contract will be issued using a version of the 2011/12 NHS Standard Community Services Contract Terms and Conditions, which will be adapted to meet the requirements of Nottingham City Council.

Please note that TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings Protection of Employment Regulations) 2006 may apply to existing employees of the current provider organisation. It is the responsibility of the offerer to obtain its own legal advice as to whether TUPE applies and its effect.

Please also note that Nottingham City Council will not receive final confirmation of the funding available to deliver the Public Health function until December 2012. For this reason although we intend to commence the tender process, we will not be able to confirm the final award of any contract until January 2012, when details of the budget have been received. The contract will commence on 1st April 2013 for 3 years, with an option to extend for up to 3 years.

To express your interest in this contract opportunity please visit http://nottinghamcity.selfservice.alito.co.uk and a tender pack will be sent to you within 3 working days. Closing date for the return of completed tenders is Wednesday 9th January 2013.
Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken by you prior to the award of a contract is a matter solely for your own commercial judgement. The NHSNC reserves the right to withdraw this tender invitation at any time or to re-invite tenders on the same or any alternative basis. In such circumstances, and in any event, the NHSNC and/or its advisers shall not be liable for any costs or loss of expenses whatsoever incurred by the bidder or any company, agent, subsidiary or organisation who may have contributed to the proposals submitted by the bidder in response to this tender invitation.
 

Additional information

Contract Type One off
Procurement Process Open Tender
Option to extend 1+1+1
Estimated ValueText Description
Category
CPV codes 98000000,
Suitable for SME YES

Document Available Until

9 January 2013

about 1 month

Submission Return By

9 January 2013

about 1 month

extend contract options:

1+1+1

Contact Details

Nottingham City Council
Jennifer Beturin
0115 876 4185