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Children's healthcare in South Derbyshire will be better integrated

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 29, 2014

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CHILDREN'S health care in South Derbyshire is set to be improved within schools as a new service is launched.

The NHS Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit (GEM CSU), on behalf of Southern Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group (SDCCG), is recommissioning the Children's Health Care service, and has put a contract out to tender for a company that is able to deliver it.

The SDCCG wants to simplify what it describes as the current complex arrangement of its services in a bid to improve the health of its patients, while working more closely with the children's services, particularly in schools.

The ultimate aim is to ensure better links with primary, acute and social care as well as engagement with schools across South Derbyshire.

It is hoped that to simplify its services a new model will be proposed to ensure savings are made to manage demand, improve quality and achieve better outcomes for children and young people.

The Re-commissioning Children's Health Service project team has launched a website for organisations to express an interest in taking on the new contract and delivering the model.

This website is now live, and in order to access and receive the information currently published for the contract – including a presentation outlining the project plan – anyone interested can register by logging on at https://gemcsu.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html

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