NHS England and NHS Improvement South East - Integrated Healthcare Services to Kent and Medway Prisons

A Contract Award Notice

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Contract (Services)
7 year
24 Dec 2021
01 Apr 2022 to 31 Mar 2029
29 Apr 2021 12:00



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NHS England and NHS Improvement South East (the Commissioner) sought to commission a prime provider model for the provision of Integrated Healthcare Services to the following prisons in Kent: • HMP Elmley; local Category B/C men's prison • HMP Standford Hill; Category D men's prison • HMP Swaleside; Category B men's prison NHS England will hold a contract with the prime provider, who in turn can directly provide care and/or subcontract care to other specialist providers. This service will be commissioned as part of the overall Offender Health pathway within the prisons and as such this model will ensure an integrated, recovery orientated service delivery system both within the prisons and onwards into the community. The service will focus on delivering person-centred care within seamless, integrated structured clinical and psychosocial interventions/services in prison and facilitating arrangements through the gate into the community to ensure effective continuity of care. Close joint working with other healthcare services, as well as other departments within the prison such as Education, Offender Management, and Physical Education, is imperative to the success of the delivery of this service. The healthcare services in the contract include (please see the service specification for further information and full list of services required): • General Practitioners provision • Primary care nursing • Dental services • Inpatient Unit facility, where one exists • Substance misuse services • Optometry • Podiatry • Audiology • Primary and Secondary Mental Health and Learning Disability Services • Health Promotion and Prevention • Appropriate administrative and data management support (including data intelligence and reporting resource; data and intelligence analysis) • Musculoskeletal therapies • Smoking cessation • Blood Borne Viruses testing, to include funding, access and delivery (including provision of testing facilities where necessary). • Consultant-led pain management clinics • Therapies • Sexual Health screening (Tiers 1, 2 & 3) • IM&T provision • Escorts and bed watches (via a risk share agreement) • Requirement to communicate and work with incumbent pharmacy provider The provider will also be responsible for ensuring effective and meaningful pathways of care are established with secondary care / diagnostics and other services outside of the specification, including hospital-based services, to meet patient's health needs. The contract is due to commence on 1st April 2022, and the contract duration will be 7 years. The maximum annual contract value for the service is £15,743,008, with a maximum total contract lifecycle value of £110,201,056. This procurement has been carried out by NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit (SCW) on behalf of the Commissioners.

Award Detail

1 Oxleas NHS Trust (Dartford)
  • Value: £150,075,398

CPV Codes

  • 85000000 - Health and social work services


  • Contract is suitable for SMEs.
  • Contract is suitable for VCOs.

Other Information

The services are healthcare services falling within Schedule 3 to the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 ("the Regulations") which are not subject to the full regime of the Regulations, but is instead governed by the "Light Touch Regime" contained within Chapter 3, Section 7 of the Regulations (Regulations 74 to 77). In-Tend, e-procurement system link https://in-tendhost.co.uk/scwcsu/aspx/Home