COMMERCIAL: CCGs in County Durham and Darlington are to examine their community services, as the end of their contract with the provider, County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust, approaches an end.

A paper by Darlington CCG’s chair and chief officer to its governing body says: “The contract for community services across County Durham and Darlington is in its final year under the agreement to transfer community services to CDDFT [TCS].

“This arrangement has been formalised contractually. To take matters forward the CCGs intend to look at community services in partnership with the FT, after which a decision will be taken whether further formal reviews are required. An important part of this approach is staff feedback. A series of meetings have been organised.”