TPP has been awarded a long-awaited contract to provide a centrally funded community and child health system to nine organisations in the South.
A tender worth £28m was issued in August to provide a system for community providers previously covered by the Additional Supply Capability and Capacity programme.
ASCC was meant to provide community and child health systems, infrastructure and systems for acute trusts, and IT for ambulance trusts that otherwise got nothing from the National Programme for IT in the NHS.
EHealth Insider revealed in February 2011 that CSC was tipped to win the ASCC community and child health contract, which would have seen CSC supply 17 trusts in the South with TPP’s community system.
However, all three ASCC procurements collapsed late last year and the Southern Local Clinical Systems programme emerged as an alternative.
EHI can reveal that TPP is again the preferred system for community and child health and the company will be sub-contracting with Accenture to provide capacity for deployment. The system will be hosted by CSC.
The project is now awaiting final sign-off by central government before funds are released. Each trust must get final board approval, then will sign individual contracts with TPP.
NHS South East Coast chief information officer and procurement lead, Tad Matus, said it had taken a long time to get to this point and trusts are impatient to implement the new system.
The contract covers support for the full range of services that a community organisation will be delivering, including community hospitals and some minor injury units.
Matus expected the first trust to sign a contract in February next year and deployments to begin early in the financial year.
“They are in a position to sign contracts now, but we expect them to wait until the release of national funding. As soon as that happens everybody can sign as soon as their boards are ready and can plan to start deploying as soon as they are ready to,” he added.
Central government funding will cover supplier costs - hosting, deployment and licenses - for four years and each organisationcan extend their contracts independently for another three years.
Matus said the business case that has gone back to the Department of Health and Cabinet Office for approval identifies increased benefits and lower costs for the project.
The tender document released in April said the total value of nine contracts was £28m excluding VAT.
Matus said the tender attracted 40 expressions of interest and TPP came out top from a rigorous assessment process.
He explained that approval of the community and child health procurement is significant for the other three Southern programmes applying for central funding; ambulance, acute and integration.
The community project did the groundwork of negotiating how the processes would work for all the procurements and demonstrated the affordability and benefits of the whole package of deployments in the South., he said
The remaining procurements should now be able to progress through the central government process “at speed” and the ambulance procurement is expected to be approved soon.
“It’s great for community and child health, but it’s also very much a green light for the whole Southern Local Clinical System procurements,” said Matus.
“It has taken a rather long time to get to this point so I think now everybody is quite impatient to finally be able to turn this into a reality and make sure clinicians and patients are really benefiting from it."
The nine organisations in line to get TPP are; Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust; NHS Gloucestershire; Plymouth Community Healthcare CIC; Kent Community Health NHS Trust (child health only); Sussex Community NHS Trust; East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust; Care & Support Partnership CIC; Sirona Care & Health CIC; and Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (child health) together with community services at Peninsula Community Health CIC.
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Read to SNOMED migrationmrtablet 132 weeks ago
It's easier to move from CTV3 to SNOMED than Read 2 to SNOMED like it is easier to move from Luton to Chelsea than from Inverness to Chelsea.
Either way you'll spend a heap of money and you may not like it so much when you get there.
SNOMED, READ or whatever?Daniel Defoe 133 weeks ago
What are suggesting George? That Mr Matus's Specification of Requirements has missed out something important? Surely not. In any case, CSC has busted such myths - see assets1.csc.com/cscalliance/downloads/GP_Myth_Busters.pdf .
Although you're right - it doesn't seem to say anything about SNOMED, but I'm sure that's just a slip of the keyboard and that Mr Matus has made sure that this mandatory CfH "standard" has been included as a requirement in the Specification and thus the contract which has been placed with TPP...
Good point and...Daniel Defoe 133 weeks ago
To be fair, part of Somerset is covered by Sirona Care & Health CIC (mainly the bit that used to be covered by Bath & NE Somerset PCT and Council) but otherwise it looks as though you're right. Not to mention, of course, the vast swathe (population-wise) that is currently covered by Bristol Community Health CIC, the rest of Devon that isn't covered by Plymouth Community Healthcare CIC, etc. But I'm sure Mr Matus has something up his sleeve for them.
Basic training..Mary Hawking 133 weeks ago
Where will the basic training and support for the very large numbers of new users in organisations not used to electronic systems - and in particular not used to the GP EPRs using Coded data - come from?
Presumably the capacity being sub-contracted from Accenture does not relate to this - and on the whole, system suppliers only provide training in how to use the system.
Just a suggestion, Tad Matus: have you considered commissioning a training package in data quality and CTV3 Coding from PRIMIS?
MIG fightersdesperado 129 weeks ago
"Hope you (TPP) are working on an interface or with MIG otherwise it wont be joined up down here :-)"
We haven't bought the MIG, and don't wish to. I want EMIS, InPS and TPP to be directly ITK compliant. If they choose to do this using a bolt on feature, that is fine, but not something that I expect to have to fund separately.
So I want TPP to integrate with EMIS and InPS, not the MIG.
Question for Kamal TPP- why not do it now?It's good to talk 132 weeks ago
As per the new GPSoc article, will be great to see all suppliers forced to allow appropriate access to the data they hold. Under this Community deal, the only linkage possible for any wider care between community and others would be if they all moved to TPP SystmOne.... TPP have had the MIG integration Pack and offer to join and share data for many months now. This would give ITK compliant integration with many other providers, EMIS, InPS, Adastra, OLM CareFirst6 etc etc etc. Kamal from TPP - any chance TPP just get on making the link now rather than waiting until new GPSoc forces them???
SharingKamalTPP 132 weeks ago
At the moment, TPP are deploying the enhanced sharing model which has now received full roll out approval from Connecting for Health. This has been designed to replace the current sharing models that exist within SystmOne - so there will only be one version of sharing. When an area moves over to the new model, all current sharing preferences are mapped across so they do not have to be reset.
Question for KamalTPP..Mary Hawking 132 weeks ago
Which release of SystmOne is this - 2.x - where sharing is on the security level of the episode being shared - or 3.01 where sharing is on a whole record all organisation basis or the enhanced sharing model 3.01 where a record is Shared Out and/or Shared In?
And what happens if either a patient or a local health economy moves from, say, 2.x to 3.01 (or any subsequent higher release)?
Do all the sharing permissions have to be reset?
To clarify...KamalTPP 133 weeks ago
The contract is to deploy SystmOne to the community and child health services in these Trusts. Although as part of this contract the SystmOne GP solution is not being deployed, it is available in these areas under the current GPSoC contract.
Therefore, as a joined up system, if a GP practice in one of the Trusts is using SystmOne, they will see the benefits of the detailed shared patient record from community and child health services also using SystmOne.
In addition, under the GPSoC replacement procurement strategy, all system suppliers will be required to connect with one another to open up information flows.
Tangled WebDaniel Defoe 133 weeks ago
Now let me see; "...the company [TPP] will be sub-contracting with Accenture to provide capacity for deployment. The system will be hosted by CSC...", and "...They [the Trusts concerned] are in a position to sign contracts now, but we expect them to wait until the release of national funding...".
I'lll not be holding my breath.
Bound to be a successspotlight 133 weeks ago
Berkshire bought from UPMC who were priming Cerner software with CSC and Cerner hosting and that worked a treat. And look how well the national programme went with big beast and smaller suppliers working hand in hand in perfect harmony. And such good value for the NHS. It's all about money money money. Were the lower cost suppliers ever really in the running I wonder.