The NHS asking for interest from Providers to deliver a Consultant led service in Norfolk and Suffolk
Yesterday, Suffolk Commissioning issued a 'Prior Information Notice' on behalf of the 7 CCG's who commission (or buy) the ME and CFS Service from Provider(s).
The CCGs are interested in transforming this into a consultant led model consistent with the current international consensus evidence base for ME and CFS.
The aim of the service will be to improve outcomes (particularly for those with severe ME), increase ongoing support and provide a more holistic multi-disciplinary team approach to care. The total annual budget for the community element is anticipated to be in the region of 500,000 GBP.
This Prior Information Notice does not guarantee anything, but rather it is 'dipping a toe in the water' to see if there are any Providers willing to deliver the service for the funding available.
The Prior Information Notice will run for a month.