Short Term Care Home Nursing Care for East Berkshire NHS SOUTH WEST COMMISSIONING SUPPORT Tender Closes 20th August

East Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (“the CCG”) is seeking bids from suitably qualified providers for the provision of CQC registered care home nursing care for patients in East Berkshire. The service should be easily accessible from Slough, Maidenhead, Windsor and Bracknell.

The successful provider will need to work with the CCG, local acute providers, social care partners and wider care teams (including the voluntary sector) to provide care and support for individuals; including those with dementia and those who require 24 hour overview by a Registered Nurse during their admission which may include the provision of rehabilitation, reablement or maintenance programmes (e.g. for people who are unable to weight bear for extended periods) and / or a multi-agency assessment (including screening and assessment for NHS continuing Healthcare Funding).

A main function of the Provider will be to carry out prescribed Physio / OT interventions as per an individualised therapy plan, and to host and participate in the weekly multi-disciplinary team (MDT) meetings. The CCG is looking to provide a positive and responsive ‘can do’ Care with Nursing service which operates as part of a continuum of services that seeks out and promotes the needs of the individual to support the:

• Maximisation of wellbeing
• Maximisation of individual choice and control
• Maximisation of independence and functioning
• Minimisation of intervention

The contract will be for an initial period of three years, with the option to extend for one further one year period and will be based on the “purchase” of six beds per annum on a block basis at an estimated value of £300k per annum. It will also include an option to “purchase” additional beds on an ad-hoc basis where required, estimated at 25 patients per annum on an average three week stay up to a maximum of six weeks.

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