Public Sector Network Tender Alert


Non Clinical Health Coaching and Social Prescription

NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group is inviting expressions of interest from suitably qualified providers for the provision of non-clinical health coaching and social prescription in Primary Care for people with Long Term Conditions and Carers. The non-clinical health coaching and social prescription service for people with long term conditions and carers consists of the provision of three distinct but integrated service areas; 1. social prescription link worker/voluntary sector coordination 2. non-clinical health coaching 3. online digital support. Building on the outcomes of the NHS Dorset CCG clinical services review and reflected in the Dorset Sustainability and Transformation Plan, this service seeks to empower patients with long term conditions to manage their own health and wellbeing throughout their pathway of care as an integral part of the wider Personalised Care agenda for Dorset. It will enable a new way of working to be embedded within Dorset, drawing on core skills developed for the health and care workforce alongside that of Primary Care Home developments and The GP Forward View (2016) which identifies support for personalised care and support planning via self-management, social prescribing and active signposting as three of the 10 High Impact Actions, to release time for care. The service will be provided around a Primary Care/ Locality multidisciplinary team model of care to avoid duplication of services and complement existing care and support offers, with the added value of linking people to their own communities using voluntary sector organisations. It will enable GPs to access practical, community-based support for their patients, including access to advice on employment, housing and debt. NHS England Next Steps on the Five Year Forward View (March 2017) restated the importance of personalised care in meeting the triple aim of improved health and wellbeing, better care and greater value for the public pound. The service will support patients with long term conditions and carers with their non-medical needs, working in partnership with the wider care system across statutory and non-statutory services in primary and secondary care alongside community and voluntary services within each Dorset locality. A prospectus of the services can be downloaded from the procurement portal. An organisation assessment form and provider questionnaire can also be downloaded for information. Expressions of interest must be received no later than 12 midday on Tuesday 31 July 2018 via A Provider briefing session for providers has been scheduled for 1.30pm am on Friday 3rd August 2018. If you wish to attend please confirm when expressing an interest. There is a maximum of 2 attendees per provider.


Sarah Hayward
NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group
Vespasian House, Barrack Road
United Kingdom
+44 7766778619

Contract value: 5000000-5000000

Published: 3 Jul 2018, Receipt by: 31 Jul 2018