Non-acute services potentially worth up to £555m over three years are being put out to tender by primary care trusts in Bristol and Gloucestershire.

NHS South Gloucestershire is looking for new homes for its community services and learning disability services, NHS Bristol is recommissioning secondary mental health services and North Bristol Trust is seeking partners to develop and deliver a health and social care centre. Meanwhile, NHS Gloucestershire is expected begin a procurement process for its community services later this year.

The tenders are attracting interest from NHS, private and third sector providers. In depth analysis by HSJ examines who is in the running and who the likely winners and losers will be.  

It is the third of HSJ’s new Local Briefings, a new weekly series of in-depth reports on the key issues facing the NHS’s major health economies.