Public Sector Network Tender Alert


NHS Halton CCG - GP Access Fund (GP Extra)

NHS Halton CCG - GP Access Fund (GP Extra) NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit (CSU) is working on behalf of NHS Halton CCG for a GP Access Fund for patients living in the Borough. NHS England has introduced a new initiative called "GP Access Fund" with the aim that no patient should have to attend A&E as a walk-in patient as a result of being unable to get an appointment with a GP. NHS Halton CCG is looking for a provider of Primary Care services as part of NHS England's initiative. NHS England have developed 7 core national requirements for the delivery of the Access Fund in order to bring parity to the Access Fund offer across the country and these requirements are: • Timing of Appointments • Capacity • Measurement • Advertising and ease of access • Digital • Inequalities • Effective Access to wider whole-system services This service will be accessible by all of the patients of the 14 GP practices that are covered by NHS Halton CCG. The GP Access Fund Services will improve access and experience for patients by providing additional capacity for pre-bookable and also urgent on the day appointments, which are more convenient for patients and offer shorter waits, both during and outside traditional general practice hours. These appointments will be evening appointments from Monday to Friday between the hours of 18:30 and 21:00 and also during Saturdays and Sundays from 09:00 to 15:00. Potential suppliers should be aware that clarifications to the documents should be submitted before 12pm on Friday 17th August 2018 and Selection Questionnaires should be submitted before 12pm on Friday 24th August 2018. There will be an initial contract period of 1 year commencing on 1st April 2019. There will be the option to extend for a further 1-year period. The contract value is set at £1.444M over the entire 2-year contract period. Submission of the Selection Questionnaire and procurement specific information: this exercise will be conducted on the Midlands and Lancashire CSU portal at Candidates wishing to be considered must register their expression of interest & provide additional procurement-specific information (by registering on the Bravo portal). Candidates should register on the portal at (registration and use of the website is free of charge). If your organisation has registered previously, you do not need to re-register. For technical support in submitting your expression of interest contact the Bravo Solution Help-desk on 0800 368 4850 or E-mail:


Helen Graham
c/o NHS Halton CCG, 1st Floor Town Hall
Heath Road

Contract value: 1444000

Published: 26 Jul 2018, Receipt by: 24 Aug 2018