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NHS Wiltshire considers retendering for mental health services

by admin | 6th June 2012

NHS Wiltshire considers retendering for mental health services

NHS Wiltshire is considering retendering the mental health services in the county because of concerns about the existing provider, Avon and Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP).

Dr Steve Rowlands, medical director at NHS Wiltshire

It has emerged that in February GPs were so concerned that they requested a performance notice be issued to AWP.

The information, contained in minutes of meetings by the county’s Clinical Commissioning Committees, was presented to a board meeting of NHS Wiltshire and NHS Bath and North East Somerset last week.

The board was told that since February the concerns had been taken onboard by the management of AWP and changes have been made to bring about improvements in services.

But NHS South Gloucestershire, which commissions mental health services on behalf of others in the region, is drawing up a remedial action plan for improvements at AWP.

And NHS Wiltshire is drawing up plans to retender the service while NHS Bristol is to start consulting on plans to tender for a city wide mental health service.

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