Community Equipment Service contract

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Dear East Sussex County Council,

1) Who is your current Community Equipment Service provider:
• Service provided in house
• Millbrook
• Medequip
• NRS
• Red Cross
• Other (please provide their name):

2) Do you have a joint contract with one or more local Clinical Commissioning Groups?
Yes
No
If yes please provide the names of the CCG or CCGs that are part of the joint arrangement:
If yes please provide the name of the host partner:

3) What is the population covered by your community equipment service
4) Does the service cover the provision of equipment to under 18s as well as people over 18?

If you have an in house service there are no further questions, thank you for your time.

If you have an external provider please answer the additional questions below

5) When did you last tender the contract?
6) As a result of the tender did you change provider?
7) What date did your current contract start?
8) Please provide the financial value of the contract in the last 12 months of the previous contract (value and period covered)
9) Please provide the financial value of the contract in the first 12 months of the current contract (value and period covered)

Yours faithfully,

Simon Pattison

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FOI Request ref:  6201 / Community Equipment Service contract

 

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East Sussex County Council

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Lewes

East Sussex BN7 1UE

 

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Dear Mr Pattison

 

FOI Request ref:  6201 / Community Equipment Service contract

 

Thank you for your request for information about the above, which has been
dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Your
request and our response are set out below. Please note that any
information we provide is subject to the copyright and reuse of
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REQUEST

 

1)         Who is your current Community Equipment Service provider:

•           Service provided in house

•           Millbrook

•           Medequip

•           NRS

•           Red Cross

•           Other (please provide their name):

2)         Do you have a joint contract with one or more local Clinical
Commissioning Groups?

Yes

No

If yes please provide the names of the CCG or CCGs that are part of the
joint arrangement:

If yes please provide the name of the host partner:

3)         What is the population covered by your community equipment
service

4)         Does the service cover the provision of equipment to under 18s
as well as people over 18?

If you have an in house service there are no further questions, thank you
for your time.

If you have an external provider please answer the additional questions
below

5)         When did you last tender the contract?

6)         As a result of the tender did you change provider? 

7)         What date did your current contract start?

8)         Please provide the financial value of the contract in the last
12 months of the previous contract (value and period covered)           

9)         Please provide the financial value of the contract in the first
12 months of the current contract (value and period covered)

 

RESPONSE

 

1.    Millbrook

2.    The contract with Millbrook is with East Sussex County Council. The
Community Equipment Service is funded by a Section 75 pooled budget
agreement with the 3 CCGs within East Sussex – High Weald Lewes Havens;
Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford; Hastings and Rother.

3.    536,000 population of East Sussex. CES population is adults resident
in ES or registered with an ES GP with an assessed eligible need as agreed
under the pooled budget arrangements.

4.    No.

5.    In the period up to commencement of new contract on 30 September
2011.

6.    Yes

7.    30 September 2011

8.    Contract service operational costs - £1.437m

9.    Contract service operational costs - £1.184m

 

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County Hall, St Anne’s Crescent, Lewes, East Sussex. BN7 1UE.

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Yours sincerely

 

 

Amilia Holland

Customer Information Adviser

 

East Sussex County Council

Communities, Economy and Transport

W1D, County Hall

St Anne’s Crescent

Lewes

East Sussex BN7 1UE

 

Phone: 01273 482913
Fax: 01273 481208

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