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New children's health and wellbeing service to launch in April

Feb 25, 2019

The procurement process is now complete with the contracts, beginning 1 April 2019, formally awarded as follows:

New children's health and wellbeing service to launch in April
The procurement process is now complete with the contracts, beginning 1 April 2019,  formally awarded as follows:

Children's health and wellbeing services in Devon and Torbay – to the Devon Children and Families Alliance, led by Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with Devon Partnership Trust, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, Northern Devon NHS Trust and Livewell Southwest
Children's health, wellbeing and Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) services in Plymouth – to Livewell Southwest in partnership with University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, Plymouth City Council, and a range of third sector organisations across the city. Livewell is the existing provider.
The initial contracts are for seven years with the possibility of a three-year extension.

 

For the Devon and Torbay area, a safe transfer of services is being progressed with the Alliance working closely with current provider Virgin Care Limited.  The aim is for a seamless, safe transfer of services and staff to the Alliance.  The Alliance will build on the improvements made by Virgin Care and provide an integrated service with children, young people and families at the heart.  The Alliance will involve children, young people, families and other stakeholders in the transition and the on-going transformation of services in the months and years ahead.

 

For the Plymouth area, Livewell Southwest is creating a new service – the Children, Young People and Families Service (CYPFS) – bringing Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), health visiting, school nursing, family nurse partnership and children’s speech and language therapy together into one structure for the first time.

 

Partnerships with third sector organisations will be strengthened and new ones developed to create more seamless pathways for children and young people with specific needs, such as autism and neuro-disability.

 

Every element will be designed with prevention and health promotion as the focus, with early help and support close to home and a better digital offer. Children and young people will continue to influence the process.

 


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