Fast Track Domiciliary Care – Kirklees Health & Care Partnership

WYICB (Kirklees Health &Care Partnership) are seeking a provider to deliver high quality “Fast Track” End of Life Domiciliary Care provision in line with the principles of the National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing Care (2022). In addition to the provision of care, a brokerage function (negotiation with accredited providers) for additional packages of care is required. The service will require a resilient referral management system between the hours of 09.00 and 17.00 Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) to ensure that referrals are processed efficiently.

A “single point of contact” must be established with robust systems and processes in place to ensure effective communications for the commissioner, referrers, service users and their significant others and other key stakeholders between the hours of 09.00 and 17.00 Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays). The provider will act as the first point of contact for all domiciliary referrals for NHS Fast Track. The provider must be able to deliver care in a responsive and flexible manner, responding to peaks and troughs in demand with an average of 2,000 care hours per month across the whole Kirklees area. A “brokerage” function is required to ensure that all demand for fast track domiciliary care can be delivered where the demand is above the commissioned hours of this provider. Care provision must commence in a maximum of 48 hours after the referral is accepted. Service Users who have a rapidly deteriorating condition may require a care package to commence within 4 hours of referral. The provider must have a suitably qualified Registered Nurse to oversee the service and appropriately skilled and experienced domiciliary care workers that can provide high quality End of Life care for service users in their own home.

Location Yorkshire and the Humber

Date notice published 2 December 2022

Closing 16 December 2022

Notice status Open

Procurement stage Early engagement