Memory Assessment and Support Service South of England Procurement Centre Tender Closes 15th August

Commissioners within NHS Brighton and Hove CCG would like to commission a Memory Assessment and Support (MAS) service.

The service is offered for tender under a standard NHS contract for a period of 3 years commencing on the 1st April 2020 with option to extend for a further year (3+1). The value stated represents the total value over 4 years (the contract primary period plus extension). Estimated maximum total value £3,970,000 GBP.

The deadline for submitting bid responses is 12:00 midday Thursday 15th August 2019.

Improving dementia services is recognised as a key priority for the NHS – both nationally and locally. National goals for diagnosis by 2020:
• Achieve and maintain a diagnosis rate of at least two-thirds of the expected prevalence
• Increase the number of people being diagnosed with dementia and starting treatment within 6 weeks of referral.
National goals for post diagnostic support by 2020:
• Improve quality of post-diagnostic treatment and support for people with dementia and their carers.
• All people with dementia given the opportunity for advance care planning.

In 2017/18, Brighton & Hove CCG was rated by NHS England as ‘inadequate’ on dementia and has committed to improving access to diagnosis and support for all people living with cognitive impairment or a diagnosis of dementia and their carers.

Key Aims and Objectives

Aim 1: Provides commissioners with confidence that service specifications and operational standards are consistently met.

Aim 2: Provides timely access to person-centred, accurate assessment and diagnosis for people with suspected memory impairment and people living with dementia (and their carers) living in the community.

Aim 3: The provision of high quality advice and support for other Providers, especially Primary Care, on assessment and management interventions for dementia.

Aim 4: To promote and support the wellbeing of people with dementia and their carers known to the service.

Aim 5: To support the development of the workforce and volunteers, providing the Service with the right attitudes and skill mix.

Aim 6: To promote a positive experience of services to people with dementia and their carers.

Aim 7: Provide a range of agreed consistent, measurable and auditable information to support the performance management of the Service, and to ensure accurate recording of diagnosis and interventions to Primary Care.

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