Contract agreed to run children’s community health services

December 22 2016

A £34.6 million contract has been agreed to provide community health services for children and young people in South Gloucestershire and Bristol.

A £34.6 million contract has been agreed to provide community health services for children and young people in South Gloucestershire and Bristol.

Sirona Care and Health will lead a group of experienced, local, not-for-profit and NHS healthcare providers to supply the services, which range from school nursing and health visiting to child and adolescent mental health, speech and language therapy and community paediatricians.

There are also a range of dedicated services for vulnerable children, including those in care, youngsters with learning disabilities, children with life limiting conditions and those with drug and alcohol problems.

Young people were involved in consultation before the contract was awarded, with feedback received from more than 1,200 service users, their families and carers.

The new contract will take effect from April 2017 and run for five years.