Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Service in North East Essex Attain Tender Closes 8th October

North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group wishes to invite suitably qualified and experienced providers to submit tenders for the provision of an Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Service in North East Essex. The successful Bidder will be accountable for the provision of all services within the scope of the service.

The overarching aim of the service is to provide adults with a high quality, safe and efficient service which improves individuals common mental health problems demonstrated by clear outcomes, making best use of available resources.

The future service model will be in line with national guidance for an IAPT service following a stepped care evidence based therapeutic model of care with some additional elements namely:

– Integrated care pathways – system wide working ensuring seamless pathways and transitions taking a holistic approach to care linked into primary care and community environments.

– Long Term Conditions – working as a system to address both physical and mental health needs.

– Counselling service provision.

– ASD diagnosis service provision.

– Perinatal service provision aligned to the serving the mild and moderate needs.

– Support Time & Recovery Workers aiding the promotion of independence and recovery.

– Psychosexual Therapy Services

Within the CCG, North East Essex Health and Wellbeing Alliance is a collaboration between the Health and Social Care commissioners and providers and council and voluntary sector partners within NEE. Whilst this service provision is based on a lead provider model, it is the expectation that any service delivery encompasses an alliance working approach.

The Contract duration is 7 years with the option to extend for a further 3 years. To access and download the procurement documentation including the service specification, potential Bidders are invited to login to the electronic procurement portal https://attain.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html

Click on “Register” and follow the on screen instructions. The deadline for ITT responses is 12:00 noon on 8th October 2019.

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