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NHS 111 Contract Awarded

A new contract to provide the NHS 111 telephone service across the East Midlands has been awarded to a consortium of Derbyshire Health United (DHU) and East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) NHS Trust.

Following an extensive procurement process, the DHU and EMAS consortium were chosen from a shortlist of four potential suppliers by the 19 Clinical Commissioning Groups who will jointly commission the NHS 111 service for the East Midlands.

Dawn Smith, Chief Officer at NHS Nottingham City CCG and Senior Responsible Officer for the NHS 111 East Midlands procurement said: “We are pleased to announce that Derbyshire Health United and East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust have been chosen as the preferred providers for the contract to deliver the NHS 111 service for the East Midlands across the geographical areas of Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire.  

“We undertook a thorough and rigorous procurement process over the past few months which involved clinicians, specialists and managers from across the area in the decision-making. Our focus was on selecting a provider who will work across all counties to develop integrated urgent care services on a local basis.  The DHU and EMAS bid evidenced how the consortium will work in partnership to provide best value in delivering this important service for patients.”

The DHU and EMAS consortium will take over the contract from October 2016 and will provide the 24/7 NHS 111 telephone service to a population of more than 4.8 million.  

NHS 111 Contract Awarded