Applicants are invited to express an interest in putting forward their ideas in relation to the future development of Shropshire Local Healthwatch.
Under the Government’s NHS reforms, legislation is being introduced that will give citizens a greater say in how Health and Social Care services are run. This will be the role of an independent Local HealthWatch organisation for Shropshire. The Council is inviting prospective providers to initial soft market testing sessions to discuss how Shropshire Local HealthWatch can be developed to fulfil the functions towards this aim.
Further information is contained in the Local Healthwatch Development Summary document attached to this page.
Please note that this is very much an initial stage to assist the Council to assess options and to decide on the best course of action. These initial discussions could potentially lead to a formal tendering process which would be openly advertised.
If you are prospective provider interested in taking part in discussions with the Council in relation to the future development of Shropshire Local Healthwatch, please email or write as soon as possible to confirm your interest:
Health and Social Care Integration Development Officer
Commissioning and Procurement
The deadline for the return of initial expressions of interest is 9th May 2012.
Please note individual discussion sessions for those expressing an interest will be held on the 16 and 23 May 2011.