Am I right or am I wrong? Isn't this 'tweet' an invitation to anyone including the 'private sector' to make an offer to run part of what was the NHS.
I thought the NHS was safe? This looks more like an exercise in 'marketising' the service. What do you think? Or is this 'Clinical Commissioning'?
Home Oxygen Assessment Service
Long term oxygen therapy is recommended by NICE for a number of medical conditions including treatment of hypoxaemia in patients with saturation of less than 92% on air or high flow short burst oxygen for the treatment of cluster headache. NICE guidance recommends that a specialised assessment needs to take place to enable the oxygen requirements of the patient is individually met. Southport & Formby CCG and South Sefton CCG are looking for a provider to deliver a Home Oxygen Assessment Service to patients who require oxygen to treat their medical conditions. The contract will be let for an initial 3 years with the option to extend for 1 further year. The value of the contract listed in this advert relates to the overall 4 years of the contract.
3 + 1 Years
I'd really like to know what sort of safeguards will be there in the event of a failure by a provider. Any comments please add them below.