University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust has established a new model of care for Integrated Sexual Health Treatment & Prevention for the population of Birmingham & Solihull; which includes postal self-test STI and chlamydia screening kits. The service, Umbrella, is a partnership, led by University Hospitals Birmingham, consisting of a number of community-based organisations, charities and health service providers, with the aim of improving sexual health and wellbeing of the people of Birmingham and Solihull. Umbrella is the largest and most integrated sexual health service in the world and has been live since August 2015. Umbrella's comprehensive strategy aims to improve sexual health outcomes against 10 indicators which include increased and improved access to sexual health services; and increased and prompt testing and diagnosis for HIV, STIs and blood borne viruses. To support and assist achieving the aims of the service, there is requirement for production and supply of a postal self-test kit for detecting the presence of Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, HIV, Syphilis and Hepatitis B. The Trust is looking for a supplier with proven experience in production of postal self-test kits for NHS Pathology Services, preferably STI kits, who will be able to assist the Trust in developing its service in a safe and controlled manner. The Trust recognises the service is continually developing and the successful supplier will need to adapt and rapidly respond to changes in requirements through the life of the contract.
Units 32 - 34 Melchett Road
Contract value: 282000
Published: 31 May 2017, Receipt by: 21 Jun 2017
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