VIRGIn caRE In £500M
FIVE-YEaR contRact WItH nHS SURREY
Virgin care (formerly assura Medical) has signed a contract with nHS Surrey to deliver community services across much of the county from 2012 to 2017. the £500million contract covers community health services in South West and north West Surrey, as well as some provided county-wide such as prison healthcare and sexual health services.
The services will continue to be known as Surrey Community Health providing NHS healthcare for Surrey patients. This is essentially a transfer of management and follows national guidance that allows the trust to focus on developing, buying and managing the performance of services, leaving the provider to concentrate on delivering services.
Anne Walker, Chief Executive of NHS Surrey, said: “This is excellent news for patients, carers and staff in Surrey. The successful conclusion of a long involved procurement process resulting in this contract signed with Virgin Care will bring best quality, safety and value for Surrey’s NHS patients, carers and taxpayers.”
Bart Johnson, Chief Executive of Virgin Care, said: "We are delighted to be working with Surrey Community Health and look forward to making a real difference to patient care in Surrey.
“We have a strong track record of providing NHS care that is convenient, accessible and most importantly, delivers improved health outcomes for patients while providing improved value for money for the NHS.” LM