• Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit wins contract to provide services to Worcestershire’s CCGs
  • Three year contract worth £5.6m
  • Tender awarded through NHS England’s lead provider framework

COMMERCIAL: Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit has been named as the preferred provider of support services to Worcestershire’s three clinical commissioning groups.

The three year deal will see the CSU take over from Arden and Greater East Midlands CSU to provide services to Redditch and Bromsgrove, South Worcestershire and Wyre Forest CCGs.

The contract is worth £5.6m over the three years and was procured using NHS England’s lead provider framework.

The deal is understood to be the fourth to be awarded through the framework.

The CSU will begin providing services in the county from 1 April, including business intelligence, IT management, procurement and payroll management.

It will also provide information governance, human resources, organisational development and freedom of information request handling services.

Simon Trickett, chief operating officer at South Worcestershire CCG, said: “Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit was the highest scoring bidder following a robust and transparent tendering process.

“We are pleased with the outcome and are looking forward to working closely with the CSU over the next three years.”

Last year, the CSU won a tender process to provide support services to 12 CCGs across Cheshire and Merseyside.