Physical Health Improvement Service – Sheffield – Market Engagement Event 5 November 2020
Physical health improvement service for people living in Sheffield with severe mental illness, learning disabilities and autistic spectrum condition.
United Kingdom-Sheffield: Health services
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Postal address: 722 Prince of Wales Rd
NUTS code: UKE32 Sheffield
Postal code: S9 4EU
Country: United Kingdom
Main address: https://www.sheffieldccg.nhs.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.nhssourcing.co.uk
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Physical Health Improvement Service for Adults Living with Severe Mental Illness, Learning Disabilities, and Autistic Spectrum condition
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
NHS Sheffield CCG is seeking collaborative bids for the provision of a physical health improvement service for people living in Sheffield with severe mental illness, learning disabilities and autistic spectrum condition. NHS Sheffield CCG is seeking collaborative bids for the provision of a physical health improvement service for people living in Sheffield with severe mental illness, learning disabilities and autistic spectrum condition.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
Due to procurement requirements a single lead provider is required, however a collaborative approach is strongly encouraged. The lead provider could come from a range of organisations, however it would be expected that there were clearly defined routes for using or building on existing information and data sharing channels and systems within health services as part of the service’s work. The lead provider would need to be able to ensure effective clinical systems/supervision and IT links between the service and health services.
People living with severe mental illness (SMI), learning disabilities (LD) and autistic spectrum condition (ASC), face some of the greatest health inequality gaps in England. The average life expectancy for someone with a long-term mental health illness is at least 15-20 years shorter than for someone without and it is estimated that for people with SMI, 2 in 3 deaths are from physical illnesses that can be prevented. On average men with LD die 23 years earlier than men without a LD and for women it’s 27 years earlier . Autistic people die on average 16 years earlier than the general population. Poorer physical health is for the majority of people due to preventable illnesses.
Key stakeholders in Sheffield are working together (through the Physical Health Implementation Group – PHIG) to look creatively at how we can support people living with these conditions to have the best possible physical health. The services outlined in the SMI/LD/ASC physical health improvement team specification are in line with the strategy. The vision for Sheffield is that people living with severe mental illness, learning disabilities and autistic spectrum condition will live longer and healthier lives, because of improvements in their physical health and reduction, or early identification, of avoidable physical illness.
Outline of the specification
The commissioned service will ensure delivery of an increased completion of severe mental illness and learning disabilities annual physical health checks and national screening, leading to follow up intervention, lifestyle guidance/coaching (reactive and preventative), care planning, and Long Term Care Management where needed. The service will also support activity to improve access for people living with autistic spectrum condition to physical health checks and screening, including working with the PHIG to develop a local approach to delivering GP-led annual health checks for people living with ASC.
Preventative and person centred focused approaches to enabling good physical health are key factors in achieving the service’s aims.
The commissioning strategy also recognises that there is a need for increased capacity within community based physical activity/healthy living projects/services to better meet the needs of people living with SMI, LD, ASC.
The tender process will take place in November 2020 and the contract will be awarded early in the new year (2021). We have provided a draft specification for your comments.
In preparation we will be holding an open market engagement event (via Zoom) to share more details about our plans, hear your views, allow initial discussion between providers who may wish to collaborate on a bid, and answer queries.
Details of the agenda will be confirmed nearer the time.
The event will take place on Thursday 5 November 2 p.m.-3.30pm.
In order to register your interest in this event, please go to www.nhssourcing.co.uk.
If you have not accessed the portal before you will need to register by clicking on ‘Register Here’. Once you have logged into the website, click on the link ‘PQQ’s Open to All Suppliers’ in the Supplier Area box. This engagement event will be listed here.
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
Section VI: Complementary information
There are two integrally linked elements of the specification:
It is expected that the service will include a small core team, which includes a number of nurse/health care assistant roles (with appropriate clinical supervision), as well as some administrative/data support and potentially other supporting roles such as an occupational health therapist. The team will deliver:
1) Cross system integration, particularly in relation to work across primary and secondary care, and linking closely with social care and the voluntary/community sector;
2) Workforce education and training across primary and secondary care (e.g. to improve quality and quantity of checks), and
3) Delivery of annual physical health checks (particularly SMI/ASC) as specified in the service specification/technical guidance (through this modelling good practice to primary and secondary care; and supporting patients those who are most difficult to reach).
Leading on ‘blended’ and innovative approaches to annual physical health checks and other related activity (including prevention of ill health and promotion of wellbeing) during Covid-19 will be an important role of the service.
The service will work alongside (and not duplicate) existing enhanced schemes and QOF payments. The service will also improve information sharing and joint working on physical health between primary and secondary care providers, as well as with other key providers/services.
The commissioning strategy also recognises that there is a need for increased capacity within community based physical activity/healthy living projects/services to better meet the needs of people living with SMI, LD, ASC. This is not to assert that all individuals living with SMI, LD, ASC are best placed to access wider community provision (even with improved reasonable adjustments) rather to acknowledge that there are opportunities for wider participation.
This element of the service is likely to be delivered by non-clinical voluntary/community sector specialist organisations, ideally working as a consortium/collaborative partnership and embedded/working closely within the physical health improvement team.
The community capacity element of the service could potentially be commissioned as a separate but integrally linked service. The open market engagement will help to define the approach.
The financial value of this contract will be in the region of GBP 190 000 per year (pro-rated as applicable) with funding for 2 years (24 months). In year one, this will include an approximately GBP 5 000 (non-recurrent) allocation to purchase appropriate equipment (e.g. IT and clinical equipment to carry out health checks).
To register your interest, please send a message through the site, naming up to 2 delegates.
Purpose of this Prior Information Notice (PIN)
The purpose of this PIN is to identify any organisations interested in providing this Service to engage with the NHS Sheffield CCG. The CCG would like potential providers to express an interest by responding via the portal. The CCG are not liable for any costs incurred by those expressing an interest in this PIN or, for any future tendering activity.
Please register your interest through the NHS Sourcing portal by the deadline of 16:00 p.m. on the 4 November 2020.
The information you provide to NHS Sheffield CCG will be to assess interest in the market. Dependent upon the response to this PIN the authority will determine if this requirement will form the basis of a ‘Light Touch’ procurement process. If a competitive procurement is to take place the authority will inform those organisations who have registered an interest as described above with more information. The information to be provided by SCCG will include, but not be limited to more detail on the light touch procurement process, the timescales, and the evaluation criteria to be used.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: