To Deliver Long Covid Service – Post Viral Fatigue Treatment – in Birmingham

To Deliver Long Covid Service – Post Viral Fatigue Treatment – in Birmingham

It is expected that service will be delivered through a number of weekly sessions provided by specialist MDT clinicians (OT/Dietician/Psychologist/Respiratory Physiotherapist).

Long Covid Service – Post Viral Fatigue

Contract summary

 

Industry

    • Services provided by medical personnel – 85141000
    • Physiotherapy services – 85142100
    • Rehabilitation services – 85312500

Location of contract

West Midlands

Procurement reference

BCHC-21-0022

Published date

25 August 2021

Closing date

3 September 2021

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

No

 

Description

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS FT ( BCHC) is seeking to establish interested suppliers that have the capacity and capability to mobilise and manage ( inc practical advice and support ) post-viral fatigue after COVID-19. The service will need to be implemented as soon as is practically possible ( Sept / early Oct ) and cover the Birmingham and West Midlands area.

It is recognised that a high proportion of patients who are suffering with Post Covid Syndrome experience high levels of fatigue and data suggests that at least 30% of patients are reporting chronic fatigue, which appears to be the most pressing service gap identified. These patients are likely to require some support to understand and manage these symptoms coupled with the physical, cognitive, psychological, social, vocational impact they present. Where other aspects of support are available this may also be a consideration.

It is expected that service will be delivered through a number of weekly sessions provided by specialist MDT clinicians (OT/Dietician/Psychologist/Respiratory Physiotherapist).

The expectation is to see circa 8-10 patients within a session/cohort with the potential for circa 600 patients to be part of any outsourcing service with sessions delivered physically in person or via video or a combination of both

An outline of an expected/potential programme being:

Weekly sessions by a MDT clinician e.g. – OT/Dietician/Psychologist/Respiratory Physiotherapist ( the service is currently being delivered using remote sessions )

Programme outline :
Week 1- Understanding Fatigue
Week 2- Thinking about activity
Week 3- Activity grading
Week 4- Fatigue and exercise (Physiotherapy led)
Week 5- Diet and nutrition (Dietitian led)
Week 6- Sleep Hygiene
Week 7- Cognition and Mindfulness
Week 8- Reflect and evaluation

If this is a service you are able seriously a contender to potentially provide either in its entirety or in part please confirm to Elizabeth.Ratcliffe@nhs.net the following information by 3.9.21

– Supplier name , address and key contact details
– Previous experience in this field and those organisations
within which it was undertaken
– Potential mobilisation period and session format
– Potential throughput of patients up until 31.3.22 based on the
above figures

 

How to apply

 

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

 

About the buyer

 

Contact name

Elizabeth Ratcliffe

Address

3 Priestley Wharf
BIRMINGHAM
B74BN
England

Email

Elizabeth.Ratcliffe@bhamcommunity.nhs.uknhs.net

Website

https://www.bhamcommunity.nhs.uk/