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Notice Summary

UK-London: Local Healthwatch Services
GB003ZM308087
London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham - capitalEsourcing
06 September 2019
04 October 2019
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
No

Notice Abstract

Project Description The Health and Social Care Act 2012 requires local authorities to commission Local Healthwatch Services. A Local Healthwatch Service (LHS) is required to work locally with the commissioning local authority and nationally with Healthwatch England (HE). A LHS will need to provide a service which is locally accountable, takes account of local demographics and undertakes quality assessments of health and social care provision. A LHS is required to: • obtain the views of the wider community about their needs and experiences of local health and social care services and make these known to the bodies involved in the commissioning, provision and scrutiny of health and social care services • promote and support the involvement of a diverse range of residents in the monitoring, commissioning and provision of local health and social care services – it is envisaged that the Local Healthwatch will be a membership organisation of residents and service users • produce reports and make recommendations about how services could or should be improved • provide information and advice to the public about accessing health and social care services and choice in relation to aspects of those services • represent the views of residents, patients, service users and the wider community on the Health & Well-being Board • make the views and experiences of the residents and communities known to HE to assist with its role as a national champion • make recommendations to HE to enable HE to advise the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to carry out reviews or investigations into areas of concern, or in certain circumstances such as urgency directly approach CQC with its recommendations It is expected that the contract will be awarded to a social enterprise with a proven track record of establishing and supporting a new organisation. Other types of organisations will need to to demonstrate their ability to establish and support the LHS through a social enterprise.

Notice Details

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL

SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham - capitalEsourcing

N/A

London


UK

N/A

N/A

procurement@lbhf.gov.uk

N/A

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

As in 1.1

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:

As in 1.1

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Local Healthwatch Services

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

Project Description

The Health and Social Care Act 2012 requires local authorities to commission Local Healthwatch Services. A Local Healthwatch Service (LHS) is required to work locally with the commissioning local authority and nationally with Healthwatch England (HE). A LHS will need to provide a service which is locally accountable, takes account of local demographics and undertakes quality assessments of health and social care provision.

A LHS is required to:

• obtain the views of the wider community about their needs and experiences of local health and social care services and make these known to the bodies involved in the commissioning, provision and scrutiny of health and social care services

• promote and support the involvement of a diverse range of residents in the monitoring, commissioning and provision of local health and social care services – it is envisaged that the Local Healthwatch will be a membership organisation of residents and service users

• produce reports and make recommendations about how services could or should be improved

• provide information and advice to the public about accessing health and social care services and choice in relation to aspects of those services

• represent the views of residents, patients, service users and the wider community on the Health & Well-being Board

• make the views and experiences of the residents and communities known to HE to assist with its role as a national champion

• make recommendations to HE to enable HE to advise the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to carry out reviews or investigations into areas of concern, or in certain circumstances such as urgency directly approach CQC with its recommendations

It is expected that the contract will be awarded to a social enterprise with a proven track record of establishing and supporting a new organisation. Other types of organisations will need to to demonstrate their ability to establish and support the LHS through a social enterprise.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

Procurement Route Open procedure

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage - Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

prj__15182

4.3

Time Limits

   04-10-2019  Time 12:00

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN 

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

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Listing Deadline: 04/10/2019 at 12:00 hrs

(MT Ref:308087)

5.2

Additional Documentation

5.3

Publication date of this notice

 06-09-2019