Improving Health and Wellbeing

Scarborough and Ryedale Integrated Prevention, Community Care and Support Service

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Humber NHS Foundation Trust has won an £80 million contract to provide an integrated prevention, community care and support service for adults in Scarborough and Ryedale.

The Trust, which already provides community, mental health, primary care and specialist services in Hull, East Riding and Whitby, secured the deal, which could last up to seven years, following a rigorous procurement exercise.

NHS Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which ran the six-month bidding process, said the Trust “put forward an excellent model which aligns strongly with the CCG’s vision” to deliver a new, transformed service.

Michele Moran, the Trust’s Chief Executive, said Humber was delighted to have been chosen and excited by the prospect of developing closer working relationships with the CCG and other key partners, including GPs and others involved in primary care.

She said: “This achievement is down to the hard work, skill and dedication of our project team, the members of which produced superb results despite considerable pressure and challenging deadlines.

“Our challenge now is to make our plans a reality and provide personalised care - focussed on prevention, health promotion and well-being - to the high standards the people of Scarborough and Ryedale and their commissioners expect and deserve.”

The Trust will provide services targeted predominantly at older adults, those living with one or more long-term condition, and people who are frail due to age or disability. The aim will be to ensure patients are supported in their own homes, or as close to them as possible, and to prevent inappropriate admissions to hospital.

The Trust and its mobilisation team, led by Director of Finance Peter Beckwith, will work closely with key partners to implement its plans for community nursing, physiotherapy and occupational therapy, specialist nursing and therapies in year one, and continuing healthcare assessments and elderly medicine from year two.

Ms Moran said: “We are keen to ensure patients and carers play a central role in the further development, mobilisation and implementation of our plans.

“The Trust is also fully committed to fostering excellent working relationships with our partners - including our commissioners and its 15 GP practices, current provider York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and its staff, and North Yorkshire County Council - to deliver the best results for our patients.”

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Further updates on the development of the service will appear on this page.

Any questions should be emailed to hnf-tr.ScarboroughRyedale@nhs.net