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Notice Summary

Title:
UK-Exeter: Devon CCG - Lymphoedema Services for the Western Locality (EARLY ENGAGEMENT)
Document Ref:
GB003ZM308348
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Other
Published By:
NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group
Date Published:
10 September 2019
Deadline Date:
20 September 2019
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
No
Alert Profile:
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Notice Abstract

NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (“the CCG”) is considering their options for commissioning a lymphoedema service for all adults aged 18 or over who are registered with a GP in the Western Locality. Patients would be eligible for the service based on having primary or secondary lymphoedema and this is regardless of diagnosis (i.e., cancer and non-cancer patients; palliative and non-palliative). The aim is to provide a comprehensive service for adults with lymphoedema involving assessment, intervention, evaluation, advice and support. This will be in line with national and local best practice guidance, and local population requirements. The vision for people with lymphoedema in the Western Locality of NHS Devon CCG area is to receive high quality, effective services which are easily accessed. The service will operate with short waiting times and high responsiveness to the needs of local communities. The service will be free at the point of access. The Lymphoedema Service will consist of: • Primary and secondary care referrals into the service. • Specialist holistic assessment to include physical, psychological, spiritual and cultural needs looking at severity of oedema, skin condition, pain, vascular, nutritional and mobility. • Provision of a personalised care plan with patient-led goals provided within a coordinated package of care. • Appropriate suite of interventions are offered; including (but not limited to); skin care, exercise, simple lymphatic drainage (SLD), manual lymphatic drainage (MLD), Doppler assessment compression therapy, multilayer lymphoedema bandaging, Kinesio-tape. • Provision of compression garments for people with lymphedema following agreed protocols. • Information on and signposting to any relevant community/social support services. • Follow-up appointments to assess and evaluate whether needs have been met. • Provide patients and carers with information to support rationale for treatment • Provide specialist advice and education to support patients to self-manage. • Promotes early intervention, limits disease progression and reduces the need for time-consuming intensive therapy. • Improved quality of life for patients with lymphoedema. • Reduce the risk of infection/cellulitis and preventable hospital admissions. • Restore maximal functionality. • Improve limb size and shape and provide long term control of limb volume. • Drive innovation through service improvement via o Utilisation of available national and local data/guidance, and, o The collection and analysis of regular and appropriate service user feedback. • Work with the CCG on appropriate KPIs and strive to meet (and exceed where possible) these agreed performance targets. • Ensuring appropriate data collection methods to submit quarterly reports to the CCG as per the information and quality schedules. • Form/maintain good positive links to other associated services/providers to allow the provision of multi-agency health and social care. • Palliative patients must be referred into a specialist palliative care service when needed. • Work alongside referrers to ensure timely and appropriate referrals; this may include training and support for referrers and may include supporting referrers with patients who do not meet the referral criteria. • CQC registration • Have appropriate governance and policies

Notice Details

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL

SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address

NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group
N/A
Exeter UK
Mark Harding N/A
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

Devon CCG - Lymphoedema Services for the Western Locality (EARLY ENGAGEMENT)

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (“the CCG”) is considering their options for commissioning a lymphoedema service for all adults aged 18 or over who are registered with a GP in the Western Locality. Patients would be eligible for the service based on having primary or secondary lymphoedema and this is regardless of diagnosis (i.e., cancer and non-cancer patients; palliative and non-palliative).

The aim is to provide a comprehensive service for adults with lymphoedema involving assessment, intervention, evaluation, advice and support. This will be in line with national and local best practice guidance, and local population requirements. The vision for people with lymphoedema in the Western Locality of NHS Devon CCG area is to receive high quality, effective services which are easily accessed. The service will operate with short waiting times and high responsiveness to the needs of local communities. The service will be free at the point of access.

The Lymphoedema Service will consist of:

• Primary and secondary care referrals into the service.

• Specialist holistic assessment to include physical, psychological, spiritual and cultural needs looking at severity of oedema, skin condition, pain, vascular, nutritional and mobility.

• Provision of a personalised care plan with patient-led goals provided within a coordinated package of care.

• Appropriate suite of interventions are offered; including (but not limited to); skin care, exercise, simple lymphatic drainage (SLD), manual lymphatic drainage (MLD), Doppler assessment compression therapy, multilayer lymphoedema bandaging, Kinesio-tape.

• Provision of compression garments for people with lymphedema following agreed protocols.

• Information on and signposting to any relevant community/social support services.

• Follow-up appointments to assess and evaluate whether needs have been met.

• Provide patients and carers with information to support rationale for treatment

• Provide specialist advice and education to support patients to self-manage.

• Promotes early intervention, limits disease progression and reduces the need for time-consuming intensive therapy.

• Improved quality of life for patients with lymphoedema.

• Reduce the risk of infection/cellulitis and preventable hospital admissions.

• Restore maximal functionality.

• Improve limb size and shape and provide long term control of limb volume.

• Drive innovation through service improvement via

o Utilisation of available national and local data/guidance, and,

o The collection and analysis of regular and appropriate service user feedback.

• Work with the CCG on appropriate KPIs and strive to meet (and exceed where possible) these agreed performance targets.

• Ensuring appropriate data collection methods to submit quarterly reports to the CCG as per the information and quality schedules.

• Form/maintain good positive links to other associated services/providers to allow the provision of multi-agency health and social care.

• Palliative patients must be referred into a specialist palliative care service when needed.

• Work alongside referrers to ensure timely and appropriate referrals; this may include training and support for referrers and may include supporting referrers with patients who do not meet the referral criteria.

• CQC registration

• Have appropriate governance and policies

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

The procedure type is unknown.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

SCW/NHS99PCCG/00001042/2017

4.3

Time Limits

   20-09-2019  Time 17:00

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

Please visit the following portal to view this notice:

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/scwcsu/aspx/ProjectManage/1042

Date documents can be requested until: 20 Sep 2019 at 17:00 hrs

(UTC +01:00) GMT Daylight Time

(MT Ref:308348)

5.2

Additional Documentation

5.3

Publication date of this notice

 09-09-2019

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