Private consortium quits massive health deal

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Private consortium quits massive health deal

The private consortium created to run older people’s and adult community services across Peterborough and Cambridgeshire has pulled out of the deal.

Uniting Care was awarded the five year, £800 million contract, just 8 months ago.

The frm and local health bosses have issued a joint statement saying the agreement is no longer financially sustainable.

Below is a joint statement issued to Connect FM by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group and UnitingCare

Older people s and adult community services contract transfers to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group.
Patients and frontline staff will see services remain despite a contractual arrangement between Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group and UnitingCare Partnership LLP ending. Unfortunately both parties have concluded that the current arrangement is no longer financially sustainable.
We would like to reassure patients and carers that services will continue and will not be disrupted. Frontline staff have been doing a great job delivering the new model of care. They are crucial to the provision of good quality care for our patients and are very much part of future arrangements.
We are clear that the innovative model of care for older people and people with long term conditions brings benefits for patients and the whole health and care system and we are all agreed that we wish to keep this model of integrated service delivery.
The CCG will be working with providers of services in the coming days to ensure that there is a smooth transition for all concerned.
Dr Neil Modha, Chief Clinical Officer of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group

Keith Spencer, Chief Executive of UnitingCare

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