Since December 2015, Southport and Formby CCG have been asking local residents to give their views about the range of NHS treatments that are known collectively as community services – including blood testing, care for feet and leg ulcers, district nursing, pain control and community matrons.
Take a look at some frequently asked questions about thecurrent review and re-procurement of community services.
The views received up until the 31 March 2016 will inform the re-procurement of these services. People can still tell the CCG about their experiences of using these services after this date using the online form.
Across the NHS, commissioners have contracts with organisations like community health trusts and hospitals, which set out standards for the services they provide. Commissioners also have a legal duty to carry out re-procurement exercises for these contracts from time to time, and this helps to ensure that healthcare constantly meets expected levels of quality.
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